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The first-person narrator is the author, George Orwell, who tells the story of this impoverished period of his life.
This book is written in the past tense.
The title refers to the time in the late 1920s when George Orwell was so poor—so "down and out"—he was often jobless, hungry, and sometimes homeless while living in Paris and then in London. The phrase "down and out" is used to describe the sense of freedom to be found in poverty, in Chapter 3, "a feeling of relief" to know "yourself at last genuinely down and out."
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