Coming Up For Air Book Summary and Study Guide

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'Coming up for air' is a book about George Bowling, a middle-aged insurance salesman, and how he escapes work, family responsibilities and the downcast pre-World War II atmosphere of London to take a vacation in Lower Binfield, the village where he grew up. However, not all goes to plan for this seemingly average individual who simply cannot evade the events of the day. Overall, a comical novel that the author, George Orwell, was highly praised for.   
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   midlife crisis    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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