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The Resource Coming up for air, George Orwell

Coming up for air, George Orwell

Label
Coming up for air
Title
Coming up for air
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Years in insurance and marriage to the joyless Hilda have been no more than death in life to George Bowling. This and fear of another war take his mind back to the peace of his childhood in a small country town. But his return journey to Lower Binfield brings complete disillusionment
Member of
Summary
George Bowling, an insurance salesman, hits middle age and feels impelled to "come up for air" from his life of quiet desperation. With seventeen pounds he has won at a race, he steals a vacation from his wife and his family and pays a visit to Lower Binfield, the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. But the pool is gone, Lower Binfield has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of Bowling's holiday is an accidental bombing by the R.A.F
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048206
Cataloging source
BDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1950
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orwell, George
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1060
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Insurance agents
  • Satire, English
  • Middle aged men
  • Suburban life
  • Insurance agents
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Coming up for air, George Orwell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Victor Gollancz, 1939
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000023171582
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780141185699
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45307308
Label
Coming up for air, George Orwell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Victor Gollancz, 1939
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000023171582
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780141185699
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45307308

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