Pages from a Scullion's Diary

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Penguin Books, 1995 - London (England) - 53 pages
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This is an extract from George Orwell's famous record of his experiences in the late 1920s when he lived among the tramps and plongeurs of London and Paris. In this section (Chapters IX to XVIII) Orwell and his friend Boris find work at the hotel X, near the Place de la Concorde in Paris. It includes Orwell's astute observations on the hierarchy and snobberies of the staff, chefs, waiters and dishwashers, and is a vivid account of their life on and off duty.

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About the author (1995)

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton College for four years. He was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left that position after five years and moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books: Burmese Days and Down and Out in Paris and London. He then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, he served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. After the war, he wrote for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. His best known works are Animal Farm and 1984. His other works include A Clergyman's Daughter, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Road to Wigan Pier, Homage to Catalonia, and Coming Up for Air. He died on January 21, 1950 at the age of 46.

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