A Clergyman s Daughter

This new edition of the novel is the first in over 30 years.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198848424

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The most formally experimental of all of George Orwell's novels, A Clergyman's Daughter charts the course of a young woman's voyage out of a small town in East Anglia and her eventual homecoming. This new edition of the novel is the first in over 30 years.

A Clergyman s Daughter Illustrated

A clergyman's daughter is George Orwell's English writer's 1935 novel.

Author: George Orwell

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ISBN: 9798707939976

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A clergyman's daughter is George Orwell's English writer's 1935 novel. Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful and bullied daughter and housekeeper, intimidated by her father. Her ideas are taken with the costumes she makes in church school, the desperate preaching of poor people, and the debts that Depression England could not afford in the 1930s. Suddenly her routine crashes, and in London Dorothy finds herself. She has silk stores, her pocket has money, and cannot remind her name. She has her name. Orwell leads us through a landscape of unemployment, poverty, and hunger, where a social reality that changes his life challenges Dorothy's faith.

The Clergyman s Daughter

Regency Romance by Julia Jeffries; originally published by Signet

Author: Julia Jeffries

Publisher: Belgrave House

ISBN: 9781610848671

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When Jessica eloped with a young nobleman, the resulting scandal destroyed their marriage. Now her once-beloved husband is dead, and Jessica wishes only to escape from his disapproving family, especially Graham Foxe, Earl of Raeburn, her husband's older brother. But Graham is determined to keep her and her infant daughter close by--for the sake of his brother's child, he insists, but Jessica suspects he has much more personal motives. Regency Romance by Julia Jeffries; originally published by Signet

A Clergyman s Daughter With the Introductory Essay Why I Write

Telling the tale of a reverend's daughter called Dorothy Hare who experiences amnesia and ends up living on the streets of London.

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ISBN: 1528718798

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Telling the tale of a reverend's daughter called Dorothy Hare who experiences amnesia and ends up living on the streets of London. There, she endures a life of poverty, hunger and unemployment that exposes her to a new social reality, changing her forever.

George Orwell

It foresees the scourges of poverty and totalitarianism as well as the destruction of the environment, decades before Rachel Carson's Silent Spring "What makes Coming Up for Air so peculiarly bitter to the taste is that, in addition to ...

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Benediction Classics

ISBN: 1789432499

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George Orwell's early novels illuminate his two great books, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, and George Orwell himself. George Orwell was born in India and educated at Eton, after which he joined the Imperial Police in Burma where he served for six years, developing a disgust for imperialism which led him to resign. Burmese Days, based on these years, "is a crisp, fierce, and almost boisterous attack on the Anglo-Indian" (New Statesman). It is also the story of a sensitive lonely Englishman with an affection for the Burmese, and a longing for a particular young Englishwoman, who finds himself trapped by a dishonest system and oppressive society. In A Clergyman's Daughter, a weak-willed unhappy spinster, daughter of a disagreeable clergyman in a small East Anglian village, achieves a brief and accidental liberation from her mundane life. However, Orwell's biographer D. J. Taylor, writes "The great fascination of A Clergyman's Daughter is that it is essentially the same plot of Nineteen Eighty-Four, which doesn't appear until fourteen years later. It's about somebody who is spied upon, and eavesdropped upon, and oppressed by vast exterior forces they can do nothing about. The last scene of A Clergyman's Daughter has Dorothy back in her father's rectory in Suffolk, still doing the mundane, routine tasks that she was doing at the start of the novel, having rebelled against the life she's enmeshed in still. Just like Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, she's had to come to a kind of accommodation with it. It's a very prophetic novel in terms of what came later in Orwell's writing." The Aspidistra is a plant that tenaciously survives forever on many British windowsills, without ever thriving. It is a metaphor for the life of the British lower-middle class. Keep the Apsidistra Flying is a pointed observation of the British class system which is based on the worship of the Money God: And now abideth faith, hope, money, these three; but the greatest of these is money. (George Orwell, Keep the Apsidistra Flying). Don't you see that a man's whole personality is bound up with his income? His personality is his income. (George Orwell, Keep the Apsidistra Flying). Coming up for Air is remarkably prescient. It foresees the scourges of poverty and totalitarianism as well as the destruction of the environment, decades before Rachel Carson's Silent Spring "What makes Coming Up for Air so peculiarly bitter to the taste is that, in addition to calling up the twin spectres of totalitarianism and workless poverty, it also declares the impossibility of 'retaining one's childhood love of such things as trees, fishes, butterflies' - because it postulates a world in which these things are simply not there any more." (John Wain, In the Thirties: The World of George Orwell.) This reasonably-priced volume will be a pleasure to anyone with an interest in Orwell.

Animal Farm

Keep the aspidistra flying: London 1934. Gordon Comstock, copywriter for the The Queen of Sheba Toilet Requisites embarks on a new life as a poetry-writing bookseller with disastrous consequences.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: 0905712722

Category: English fiction

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Helen Lindsay Or the Trial

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Author: A. Clergyman's Daughter

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0469602503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The Complete Novels of George Orwell

This volume contains the novels of perhaps the greatest British writer of the twentieth century, including two of the prophetically chilling works of the twentieth century--Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.Orwell was, in Henry James's ...

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Benediction Classics

ISBN: 1789432545

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This volume contains the novels of perhaps the greatest British writer of the twentieth century, including two of the prophetically chilling works of the twentieth century--Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.Orwell was, in Henry James's phrase, "one of those on whom nothing was lost," and "perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture," The Economist. Orwell clear-sightedly looks at humanity and, in these six highly original novels, shows us what could go terribly wrong. George Orwell's early novels illuminate both his masterpieces, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four and George Orwell himself. After serving six years in the Imperial Police in Burma, Orwell was disgusted by imperialism Burmese Days, based on these years, is the story of a sensitive lonely Englishman in Burma. It is also "a crisp, fierce, and almost boisterous attack on the Anglo-Indian" (New Statesman). "The great fascination of A Clergyman's Daughter is that it is essentially the same plot of Nineteen Eighty-Four ... It's about somebody who is spied upon, and eavesdropped upon, and oppressed by vast exterior forces ... It's a very prophetic novel." (D. J. Taylor, Orwell's biographer) The Aspidistra is a plant that never thrives, but tenaciously survives on British windowsills. It is a metaphor for the life of the British lower-middle class. Keep the Apsidistra Flying is a pointed observation of the British class system which is based on the worship of the Money God: And now abideth faith, hope, money, these three; but the greatest of these is money. ... Don't you see that a man's whole personality is bound up with his income? His personality is his income. (Orwell, Keep the Apsidistra Flying). Coming up for Air is remarkably prescient. It foresees the scourges of poverty and totalitarianism, and, decades before Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, the destruction of the environment. Orwell wrote Animal Farm in three months in the winter of 1943-4. It was only published in August 1945 because it was seen for what it was: a critique of Stalin's Soviet Union, which, much to Orwell's disgust, was a strategic ally of the United Kingdom. In his compelling dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, GeorgeOrwell created the world of Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, 2 + 2 = 5, and the memory hole: indeed, a complete "Orwellian" society. In the twenty-first century, in a world of fake news and ubiquitous state and corporate monitoring of citizens, with vast regions under totalitarianism, Nineteen Eighty-Four is even more relevant than when it was written. It is essential reading. This reasonably-priced volume will be a pleasure to anyone with an interest in Orwell. George Orwell (1903-1950)was a leading British writer of the twentieth century. He studied at Wellington College and Eton (1917-1921) where he was a King's Scholar. He followed family tradition and joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, until 1927 when, disgusted by imperialism, he resigned to pursue his boyhood dream of being a writer. Orwell, a prolific journalist, essayist, novelist and nonfiction writer, is remembered for his prescient writing and his commitment to truth and clarity of expression. His novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four place him at the pinnacle of British literature.