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This is the story of the down trodden and destinctly average Winston Smith who lives in post war London, although Britain has been renamed Air Strip One and London is never specifically mentioned there are refrences to famous buildings and landmarks so the reader is clear where the story takes place. Winston lives in an era where all technology has been focused on either the improvement of weapons to fight the 'continuous war' or put to use in the consta...
A Clergyman's Daughter
Dorothy Hare, only child of the rector in a small Suffolk village, is an obedient assistant to her unfeeling, humourless widowed father. Most of her time is spent keeping his creditors at bay, and helping local charities. Her only friend is the incorrigible Mr Warburton, who knows the whole village is talking about him behind his back, and doesn't care. After she dines with him alone one evening, he walks her back home, and tries to kiss her goodbye but ...
In its first reading, Animal Farm seems like a story with animals that can speak, read, think and communicate with each other but there are hidden meanings and metaphors throughout the book. The story starts in an English farm, “Manor Farm” with a Mr Jones as the owner. One day, the oldest and wisest animal on the farm, a boar, tells his fellow animals about his dream. His dream was to establish Animalism on earth with animals taking care of themselves a...
Burmese Days is the presumably semi-autobiographical story of John Flory, a British expatriate with a disfiguring facial birthmark who oversees timber camps in remote Kyauktada, Burma. Flory is a weak and lonely man who retreats to the European Club for drink and the questionable companionship of the other expatriates who share his outpost. Flory befriends a native doctor, Veriswami, who is vying with the novel's villain, U Po Kyin, for admission to the ...
Coming Up For Air
'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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