Down and Out in Paris and London

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George Orwell

Narrated By: Jeremy Northam

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.

Date: January 2010

Duration: 6 hours 55 minutes


In this enlightening and often shocking expose of life on the streets of two of Europe's most romanticised and celebrated cities, Orwell describes in detail the day-to-day life of himself as a 'down-and-out', which involves hunger, filth, derision and often prejudice and violence. Alcohol is also a staple distraction on both sides of the channel for the destitute, and Orwell's comments on issues such as the emasculation of a man when he becomes a tramp are truly fascinating. An absorbing autobiographical report and an early exercise in 'fly-on-the-wall' and, arguably, 'gonzo' journalism, Down and Out in Paris and London follows Orwell as he tramps around both Paris and London (more often than not with his charismatic sidekick Boris).


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