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George Orwell

Down and Out in Paris and London

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.

Reprinted: 1968.

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:

By Penguin

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