Burmese Days, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up for Air (Hardcover)

By George Orwell, John Carey (Introduction by)
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For the first time in one hardcover volume—three classic novels by the author of Nineteen Eighty- Four and Animal Farm.

The lushly descriptive and tragic Burmese Days, a devastating indictment of British colonial rule, is based on Orwell’s own experience while serving in the Indian Imperial Police. His beloved satirical classic, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, features a young idealist whose attempt to rebel against middle-class respectability—by working in a bookshop and trying to be a writer—goes terribly and comically awry. The hero of Coming Up for Air tries to escape the bleakness of suburbia by returning to the idyllic rural village of his childhood—only to find that the simpler England he remembers so nostalgically is gone forever.

These three novels share Orwell’s unsparing vision of the dark side of modern capitalist society in combination with his comic brilliance and his unerring compassion for humanity.

About the Author


George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) (1903-1950) wrote fiction, journalism, criticism, and poetry. His nine books include the classics "Animal Farm" and "1984".

John Carey is Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. A distinguished critic and broadcaster, he is the author of four previous books on history and literature, and the editor of "The Faber Book of Science. He lives in England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307595041
ISBN-10: 0307595048
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: April 5th, 2011
Pages: 677
Language: English