'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.'
George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society.
Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hotel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like.
- Publication Date:
- 11 / 08 / 2003
- 129 x 198mm