Down and Out in Paris and London

1933 memoir by George Orwell

Down and Out in Paris and London is a written exposé. It was written by George Orwell.

Its target audience was the middle and upper class members of society. It exposes the poverty existing in two prosperous cities: Paris and London.

The author talks about his time working as a pleunger (lowest possible position) in a Paris hotel and describes the hard life that is lived by thousands of Parisians. In London he is promised work, but the work is not there so he has to travel from homeless shelter to homeless shelter everyday with a group of homeless people.[1]

References change

  1. "An introduction to Down and Out in Paris and London". The British Library. Archived from the original on 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2018-08-04.