Keep the Aspidistra Flying (Paperback)

By George Orwell

Mariner Books, 9780156468992, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 1969

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/19/2011)
Paperback (9/12/2012)
Compact Disc (11/6/2018)
Compact Disc (1/17/2011)
Paperback (12/25/2014)
Paperback (11/5/2014)
Compact Disc (12/20/2011)
MP3 CD (12/20/2011)

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Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the “money world” of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the homely aspidistra plant that sits in every middle-class British window.

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.