George Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London"

George Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London"

Author: 
George Orwell

George Orwell's recounting (with composite characters) of his experiences among the down and out of Paris and London.

Book Excerpt: 
"Madame Monce: 'Salope! Salope! How many times have I told you not to squash bugs on the wallpaper? Do you think you've bought the hotel, eh? Why can't you throw them out of the window like everyone else? Putain! Saope!" "The woman on the third floor: "Vache!" ". . . I sketch this scene, just to convey something of the spirit of Rue du Coq d'Or. . . . Quarrels and the desolate cries of street hawkers, and the shouts of children chasing orange-peel over the cobbles, and at night loud singing and the sour reek of the refuse-carts, made up the atmosphere of the street . . . "
Year of Publication: 
Sun, 1933-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, George Orwell
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
A Harvest Book, Harcourt, Inc.