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To a certain extent he is even dirty because he is an artist, for food, to look smart, needs dirty treatment. There was—it is hard to express it—a sort of heavy contentment, the contentment a well-fed beast might feel, in a life which was so simple. Most of my Saturday nights went in this way. On the whole, the two hours when one was perfectly and wildly happy seemed worth the subsequent headache. For many men in the quarter, unmarried and with no future to think of, the weekly drinking-bout was the one thing that made life worth living. If plongeurs thought at all, they would long ago have formed a union and gone on strike for better treatment.
Orwell, who supports himself by giving English lessons and writing articles that once in a while get published, is down to his last four hundred and fifty francs. His financial situation grows even more dire when a thief robs a number of rooms in the hotel. Orwell is not left destitute, but nearly so, and thus his first experiences with true poverty begin. Life on six francs a day, Orwell discovers, is a precarious existence, full of daily setbacks and humiliations. The impoverished man meets misfortune at every turn.
Title: Down and Out in Paris and London Author: George Orwell * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: mydowntownsmyrna.org Language: English Date.
A succession of furious, choking yells from the street. Madame Monce, who kept the little hotel opposite mine, had come out on to the pavement to address a lodger on the third floor. Her bare feet were stuck into sabots and her grey hair was streaming down. How many times have I told you not to squash bugs on the wallpaper? Do you think you've bought the hotel, eh?
A George Orwell Companion pp Cite as. The first draft of the book which eventually became Down and Out in Paris and London was commenced early in The manuscript was completed by October of that year, and on the advice of his friend Mabel Fierz he forwarded it to Jonathan Cape.
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