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The Resource Coming up for air, George Orwell, (electronic resource)

Coming up for air, George Orwell, (electronic resource)

Label
Coming up for air
Title
Coming up for air
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The speaker is George "Fatty" Bowling, an insurance salesman, with a wife he does not love and two children he finds annoying. The idea is to take the seventeen pounds he almost accidentally won on a horse race and to go visit Lower Binfield, the village in which he grew up and which holds so many happy memories of youth and of a simpler England. The story is set in 1938, the War approaching, and George's thoughts continually drift back to the time before WWI. And so he decides to try and recapture that scene of his youth. But of course the village and the life he recalls are long since gone. Orwell manages to tell a story, but includes so many deep feelings - parental love, in its many guises, and love for ones parents - schooling that, whatever your era, you will empathise with - the realisation that you are grown-up, and, no matter how hard you try, or how hard you want it, you can't have your childhood back
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1950
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orwell, George
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6029
LC item number
.C66 2004eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insurance agents
  • Middle-aged men
  • Married people
  • Suburban life
  • Early memories
  • Families
  • Villages
  • England
Label
Coming up for air, George Orwell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://orl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1E66F6BA-2E1A-4406-8813-03DF84676A09
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Edition
1st ed.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781595404817
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn182524425
  • (OCoLC)182524425
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1707 KB)
Label
Coming up for air, George Orwell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://orl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1E66F6BA-2E1A-4406-8813-03DF84676A09
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Edition
1st ed.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781595404817
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn182524425
  • (OCoLC)182524425
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1707 KB)
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