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Down and Out in Paris and London | Study Guide

George Orwell

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Overview

Author

George Orwell

Year Published

1933

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Memoir

Perspective and Narrator

The first-person narrator is the author, George Orwell, who tells the story of this impoverished period of his life.

Tense

This book is written in the past tense.

About the Title

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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