Coming Up for Air

George Orwell - Coming Up for Air
Buy Now
Kindle
ASIN: B07JWDZ1HT
Amazon

Audiobook
ASIN: B006W5W04Q
Amazon

Hardcover
ASIN: B001MALQNW
Amazon

Mass Market Paperback
ASIN: B01DF7IR7M
Amazon

MP3 CD
ISBN 10: 1-7213-0773-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-7213-0773-9
Amazon

George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

Curator Comments
Subject References
Author/Contributor(s)
George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)
George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Occupations: Historian, Journalist
Specialties: Literary Critic, Essayist
Works catalogued:
Language
Similar Works
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
George Orwell - Animal Farm
George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words. It is an account of the bold struggle that transforms Mr....
Nineteen Eighty-Four
by George Orwell
George Orwell - 1984
“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie...
Keep the Apidistra Flying
by George Orwell
George Orwell - Keep the Apidistra Flying
Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the “money world” of lucrative jobs, family...
Coming Up for Air
by George Orwell
George Orwell - Coming Up for Air
George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back...