Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
Hosted by: Dani from Pen to Paper
Down and Out in Paris and London
by George Orwell
What was a nice Eton boy like Eric Blair doing in scummy slums instead of being upwardly mobile at Oxford or Cambridge? Living Down and Out in Paris and London, repudiating respectable imperialist society, and reinventing himself as George Orwell. His 1933 debut book (ostensibly a novel, but overwhelmingly autobiographical) was rejected by that elitist publisher T. S. Eliot, perhaps because its close-up portrait of lowlife was too pungent for comfort.
Why I want it?
George is one of my favorite author of all-time. I am a super fan of his famous novels 1984 and Animal farm. A friend of mine told me that after reading this could give some clues on why George Orwell was able to write 1984 and Animal farm. This book is a memoir of George Orwell during his miserable living in London and Paris in his early years. I’m absolutely intrigued by how his lives in these two cities shaped him into such a great author.