Originally published in 1933, “Down and Out in Paris and London” is a memoir in two parts by English author George Orwell. His first full-length work, it chronicles the time he spent living in poverty in London and Paris, recounting his experiences working casual manual labour jobs and living as a vagabond on the fringes of society. A fascinating and thought-provoking insight into the poverty that exists in the two prosperous cities, “Down and Out in Paris and London” is not to be missed by fans of Orwell’s seminal work. Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), more commonly known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English journalist, essayist, critic, and novelist most famous for his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (1949) and allegorical novella “Animal Farm” (1945). His work is characterised by an opposition to totalitarianism and biting social commentary, and remains influential in popular culture today. Many of his neologisms have forever entered the English language, including “Thought Police”, “Big Brother”, “Room 101”, “doublethink”, “thoughtcrime”, and “Newspeak” to name but a few. Other notable works by this author include: “Burmese Days” (1934), “Keep the Aspidistra Flying” (1936), and “Coming Up for Air” (1939). Read & Co. Classics is proudly publishing this memoir now in a new edition complete with the introductory essay “Why I Write”.