Coming Up for Air (Paperback)

By George Orwell

Mariner Books, 9780156196253, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 1969

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/30/2011)
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Compact Disc (11/6/2018)
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Paperback (7/26/2018)
Compact Disc (12/1/2011)
Paperback (5/5/2018)
Paperback (11/8/2018)
MP3 CD (12/1/2011)

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George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

About the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.