Publisher: © 1968 Penguin Modern Classics, GB, London, ISBN No. 297.
Front Cover Art: ‘Bank Holiday in the Park’ by William Roberts.
First published: by Gollancz 1933.
Published in a new uniform edition: by Secker and Warburg 1949;
Published in Penguin Books: 1940.
Reprinted: 1963, 1964.
Reissued: in Penguin Modern Classics 1966.
Copyright: © the Estate of Eric Blair, 1933.
Made and printed: in Great Britain by C. Nicholls and Company Ltd.
Set type: in Monotype Baskerville.
OCR: Mikhail V. Chernyshev; E-Mail: email@example.com
Orwell's lively and factual record of his experiences among the poor of two capital cities. Few writers have possessed a greater gift for spotting the personality behind the rags, or described the reality of poverty with so little pretence.
‘Uncommonly good reading and a social document of some value. It is, indeed, the best book of its kind I have read for a long time.’ — J. B. Priestley
The cover shows a detail from ‘Bank Holiday in the Park’ by William Roberts, by permission of Ernest Cooper.
- — Down and Out in Paris and London
- George Orwell