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The Resource Keep the aspidistra flying, George Orwell

Keep the aspidistra flying, George Orwell

Label
Keep the aspidistra flying
Title
Keep the aspidistra flying
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gordon Comstock, poet and author, gives up a good job to become a part-time bookshop assistant, thereby gaining time to write. Despite some modest success, he embarks on a long slide into penury that results in a squalid existence
Member of
Summary
Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works by day in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. Gordon has published a slim volume of verse and is determined to keep free of the "money world" of safe, lucrative jobs, marriage, and family responsibilities. This world, to Gordon, spells the end of art and aspidistra, the homely, indestructible house plant that stands in every middle-class British window. Gordon's sweetheart, Rosemary, understands him: she is patient with his pride and lack of funds. But then, as it happens with all lovers, events overtake them
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048208
Cataloging source
UkCU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1950
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orwell, George
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Young men
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
Label
Keep the aspidistra flying, George Orwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Victor Gollancz, 1936
Control code
000021605880
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 276p.
Isbn
9780141183725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)44484516
Label
Keep the aspidistra flying, George Orwell
Publication
Note
Originally published: Victor Gollancz, 1936
Control code
000021605880
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 276p.
Isbn
9780141183725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)44484516

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