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Keep the aspidistra flying, George Orwell

Label
Keep the aspidistra flying
Title
Keep the aspidistra flying
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gordon Comstock, poet and author, gives up a good job to become a part-time bookshop assistant, thereby gaining time to write. Despite some modest success, he embarks on a long slide into penury which results in a squalid existence. The symbol of everything he rebels against is the ugly aspdistra, which for him represent dull, lifeless respectability and submission to the tyranny of the "money-god."
Title
Keep the aspidistra flying
Creator
Summary
Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works by day in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. Gordon has published a slim volume of verse and is determined to keep free of the "money world" of safe, lucrative jobs, marriage, and family responsibilities. This world, to Gordon, spells the end of art and aspidistra, the homely, indestructible house plant that stands in every middle-class British window. Gordon's sweetheart, Rosemary, understands him: she is patient with his pride and lack of funds. But then, as it happens with all lovers, events overtake them
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048208
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Intended audience
790
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PR6029.R8
LC item number
K44 1999
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
A Harvest book
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
George Orwell
Label
Keep the aspidistra flying, George Orwell
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • BTOWN-BRO
  • BTOWN-BRO
  • FLORA-FLO
  • FLORA-FLO
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17723497
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780156468992
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00265574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
17723497
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780156468992
  • (Sirsi) i0156468999

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