Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

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by George Orwell
     
 

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The chief character in this early but exceptionally fine novel of Orwell's is Gordon Comstock, a writer who rebels against the twin British middle-class preoccupations: money and respectability.

"Not pretty, but powerful, accurate, and fair. This book projects as do few others the desperate ingredients and blind rage of the educated moneyless. And Orwell's power is

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The chief character in this early but exceptionally fine novel of Orwell's is Gordon Comstock, a writer who rebels against the twin British middle-class preoccupations: money and respectability.

"Not pretty, but powerful, accurate, and fair. This book projects as do few others the desperate ingredients and blind rage of the educated moneyless. And Orwell's power is wielded responsibly.

"Neither the rebels nor the hucksters are romanticized, nor is life--which wins in the end." (Chicago Sunday Tribune)

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ISBN-13:
9781781392799
Publisher:
Benediction Books
Publication date:
09/12/2012
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Lionel Trilling
A remarkable novel...A summa of all the criticisms of a commercial civilization that have ever been made.

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