bokomslag Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air

George Orwell

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  • Pocket/Paperback
  • 256 sidor
  • 2001
George Orwell's paean to the end of an idyllic era in British history, Coming Up for Air is a poignant account of one man's attempt to recapture childhood innocence as war looms on the horizon.George Bowling, forty-five, mortgaged, married with children, is an insurance salesman with an expanding waistline, a new set of false teeth - and a desperate desire to escape his dreary life. He fears modern times - since, in 1939, the Second World War is imminent - foreseeing food queues, soldiers, secret police and tyranny. So he decides to escape to the world of his childhood, to the village he remembers as a rural haven of peace and tranquillity. But his return journey to Lower Binfield may bring only a more complete disillusionment ...'Very funny, as well as invigoratingly realistic ... Nineteen Eighty-Four is here in embryo. So is Animal Farm ... not many novels carry the seeds of two classics as well as being richly readable themselves'John Carey, Sunday Times

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  • Författare: George Orwell
  • Format: Pocket/Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780141185699
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 256
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2001-01-01
  • Förlag: Penguin Classics

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