Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell

Down and Out in Paris and London

By George Orwell

  • Release Date: 1972-03-15
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 60 Ratings


This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.


  • Great book

    By FBE
    As Orwell's first book, it is fantastic. A great read about real life in a poverty state in Paris and London in the early 20th century. A must read, at least in my mind.
  • Ok not great

    By Seanomck
    Not bad but the storyline wasn't very interesting at some points it seems more like a diary explaining poverty than anything else and Orwell evens notes this at the end of the book