"Not pretty, but powerful, accurate, and fair. ThisThe chief character in this early but exceptionally fine novel of Orwell's is Gordon Comstock, a writer who rebels against the twin British middle-class preoccupations: money and respectability.
"Not pretty, but powerful, accurate, and fair. This book projects as do few others the desperate ingredients and blind rage of the educated moneyless. And Orwell's power is wielded responsibly.
"Neither the rebels nor the hucksters are romanticized, nor is life--which wins in the end." (Chicago Sunday Tribune)...Continua
Gordon rents a room - an awful room - he has an awful landlady - he's controlled by awful rules about meals, and tea-making in his room. The pictures are beautifully drawn by Orwell on a wonderfully literary canvas.
Orwell maintains the tension of whether or not Gordon will eventually succumb to the temptation to accept a loan of money, borrow from a rich Socialist friend, or go back to his old 'good' job. After a while things deteriorate but his girl friend has stood by him all the time ... You'll have to read it to find out what happens.
This is a great story with wonderfully detailed characters throughout. And the Aspidistra? Ah!...Continua