Clergyman's Daughter (Paperback)

Author: Orwell, George

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Dorothy, the heroine of this novel, performs good works, cultivates good thoughts, and pricks her arm with a pin when a bad thought arises. She then has a series of unexpected and degrading adventures after becoming a victim of amnesia. Though she regains her life as a clergyman''s daughter, she has lost her faith.


Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780156180658
SKU 30020540
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0156180650
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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George Orwell
Son of an English administrator stationed in India (in the "Opium Department"), Orwell (born Eric Blair) returned to Henley-on-Thames in England with his mother when he was 2. He eventually attended Eton, becoming a somewhat rebellious boy who questioned his family's middle-class values. From 1921 to 1927, he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, a job he loathed, and after he resigned he devoted himself to learning to write, first in England, then in Paris, where he began to publish articles on social issues under the pen name of George Orwell. All his life, Orwell was aware of and outraged by poverty and unemployment and the inequities of the oppressive English class system. Impoverished himself, he worked in the kitchen of a Paris hotel, out of which came his memoir, DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON. He wrote several novels during this period--the first to be published was A CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER in 1935--as well as his classic study of Yorkshire coal miners, THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER (1937). (Later in life, Orwell commented, "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism...") Orwell fought with the antifascists in the Spanish Civil War, detailing his experiences in HOMAGE TO CATALONIA (1938), and during World War II he wrote for the BBC. He is credited with coining the expression "cold war." Orwell's scathing political satire, ANIMAL FARM, was published after the war, in 1945. His first wife also died that year, and he and his son moved to the island of Jura off the Scottish coast, where Orwell wrote his most famous and influential novel, 1984, which was published in 1949. He remarried shortly after, but in 1950 he died of the tuberculosis that had long plagued him.
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Editors Note Suffering from amnesia, the sheltered, idealistic daughter of a country rector experiences London street life which disturbs her religious faith in this 1935 novel
Annotation In George Orwell's novel, a repressed middle-class woman finds happiness and freedom briefly when she joins up with a band of itinerant hop-pickers, becoming a teacher in a singularly substandard school. Illustrative of Orwell's socialist views, A CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER is also an absorbing study of character and an attack on the English educational system that Orwell and his publisher feared might bring lawsuits. It has definitely endured since its original publication in 1935, but when Orwell mailed it off to his agent, he commented, "It was a good idea, but I am afraid I have made a muck of it."
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Number of Pages 0324
Publisher Mariner Books

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