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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Orwell, George (Book - 1999? )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Keep the Aspidistra Flying
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Gordon Comstock refuses to be corrupted by the world around him and chooses a low paying job and a life of poverty over prosperity and family responsibilities; however, the more he struggles against the money god, the more he realizes that it is a futile journey.
Authors: Orwell, George, 1903-1950
Title: Keep the aspidistra flying
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, Brace, [1999?]
Characteristics: 248 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: George Orwell
Notes: "A Harvest book."
Summary: Gordon Comstock refuses to be corrupted by the world around him and chooses a low paying job and a life of poverty over prosperity and family responsibilities; however, the more he struggles against the money god, the more he realizes that it is a futile journey.
ISBN: 0156468999
Branch Call Number: FICTION ORWELL
Subject Headings: London (England) Fiction Authors Fiction Young men Fiction Booksellers and bookselling Fiction
Genre/Form: Satire
Love stories
Bildungsromans
Topical Term: Authors
Young men
Booksellers and bookselling
LCCN: 00265574
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Witty, clever Orwell at his best. Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a London bookstore and spends his evenings trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the "money world" of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the homely... Read More »

Witty, clever Orwell at his best. Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a London bookstore and spends his evenings trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the "money world" of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the homel... Read More »

Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the "money world" of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the homel... Read More »


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The best novel ever about poverty, but not as dreary as could be imagined. Shows why poverty is self-perpetuating.

Mar 03, 2011
  • teacupfaerie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Who needs money anyway? You do when you accidentally knock up your girlfriend.

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