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Read online Coming Up for Air.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Coming Up for Air George Bowling the hero of this comic novel is a middle aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children One day after winning some money from a bet he goes back to the village where he grew up to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before The pool alas is gone the village has changed beyond recognition and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF by George Orwell

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Coming Up for Air
Title:Coming Up for Air
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Number of Pages:278
Category:Fiction, Classics, Novels
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Coming Up for Air, Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London, Homage to Catalonia, 1984, The Road to Wigan Pier, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Animal Farm / 1984, Burmese Days, Shooting an Elephant
George Bowling the hero of this comic novel is a middle aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children One day after winning some money from a bet he goes back to the village where he grew up to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before The pool alas is gone the village has changed beyond recognition and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF br, This unusual fictional account in good part autobiographical narrates without self pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down and out of two great cities The Parisian episode is fascinating for its expose of the kitchens of posh French restaurants where the narrator works at the bottom of the culinary echelon as dishwasher or plongeur In London while waiting for a job he experiences the world of tramps street people and free lodging houses In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society, Shooting an Elephant is Orwell s searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd solely to avoid looking a fool The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as My Country Right or Left How the Poor Die and Such Such were the Joys his memoir of the horrors of public school as well as discussions of Shakespeare sleeping rough boys weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking Opinionated uncompromising provocative and hugely entertaining all show Orwell s unique ability to get to the heart of any subject, In Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists This famous account describes the war and Orwell s experiences Introduction by Lionel Trilling