Keep the Aspidistra Flying

  • by George Orwell
  • Narrated by Richard E. Grant
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Through the character of Gordon Comstock, Orwell reveals his own disaffection with the society he once himself renounced.

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Unfairly neglected gem of a master novella!

What a finely sarcastic language and thought, what a fight human vs material world vision
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- Raphael

Richard E. Is Excellent G. Orwell is similarly so.

Captivating with an exceptional turn of phrase. Humorous, challenging, very good. Very entertaining. Harks back to an interesting epoch in time.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-06-2011
  • Publisher: CSA Word