George Orwell
“Keep the Aspidistra Flying”

[Keep the Aspidistra Flying - Cover page]

By Penguin Books:

Gordon Comstock, poet manqué and author of Mice (‘a sneaky little foolscap octavo’) walks out of a ‘good’ job and embarks on a long, deliberate and ultimately fruitless slide into penury.

In charting his anti-hero's attempted renunciation (or escape), Orwell was examining themes which run through the whole of his life and writing, from Down and Out in Paris and London to 1984.

First Published in 1936
Reprinted 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Copyright © the Estate of Eric Blair, 1936
All rights reserved
Made and printed in Great Britain
by Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd.
Bungay, Suffolk
Set in Monotype Baskerville
OCR: Mikhail V. Chernyshev
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Front cover photograph by Huphrey Sutton
Back cover photograph © BBC

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