Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air

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by George Orwell, Richard Brown
     
 

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COMING UP FOR AIR is about coping. Orwell hooks a character from among the struggling middle class and, close-up, lets us watch him wiggle. George (Tubby) Bowling is a "fat, middle-aged bloke with false teeth and a red face." He sells insurance, a task at which he grimly excels. The father of two ingrates and husband to a slattern, he dutifully makes mortgage payments… See more details below

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COMING UP FOR AIR is about coping. Orwell hooks a character from among the struggling middle class and, close-up, lets us watch him wiggle. George (Tubby) Bowling is a "fat, middle-aged bloke with false teeth and a red face." He sells insurance, a task at which he grimly excels. The father of two ingrates and husband to a slattern, he dutifully makes mortgage payments on their dreary home. As the years roll by, he comes to feel like a hostage to his family. He regards them as wardens, himself a prisoner.

Bowling is a splendid example of Thoreau's observation that "most men lead lives of quiet desperation."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786102693
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 Cassettes
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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