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George Orwell

Coming Up for Air

Publisher: © 1950 Harcourt, Brace & Co., USA, New York.

The First edition

By Daniel J. Leab:

In 1939 no American publisher wished to bring out this book. On January 19, 1950, two days before Orwell died, Harcourt, Brace on the strength of Orwell's success with Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four published simultaneously Down and Out in Paris and London, Burmese Days, and Coming Up For Air (which on its dust jacket is billed as “George Orwell's new novel”.

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