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Coming Up for Air

George Orwell
Edited by Marina MacKay

January 2021

ISBN: 9780198804819

256 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

Set at the beginning of the Second World War, Coming Up for Air describes suburban insurance agent George Bowling's return to his birthplace, a sedate Oxfordshire village. This new edition of one of George Orwell's early pre-war works explores the historical and political context of the novel.

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Set at the beginning of the Second World War, Coming Up for Air describes suburban insurance agent George Bowling's return to his birthplace, a sedate Oxfordshire village. This new edition of one of George Orwell's early pre-war works explores the historical and political context of the novel.

  • An introduction that provides historical context and outlines the interest of the novel for readers of twentieth-century fiction
  • Includes notes clarifying social, political, literary, and cultural references in the text, suitable for both the student and general reader
  • Offers a reappraisal of one of Orwell's lesser-known pre-war novels

New to this edition

  • This new edition of the novel is the only paperback edition to include a critical introduction, selected secondary reading, and explanatory notes.

About the Author(s)

George Orwell

Edited by Marina MacKay, St Peter's College, University of Oxford

Marina MacKay is Professor of English Literature and Tutorial Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford. She has published extensively on mid-twentieth-century British literature and culture, and her most recent book is Ian Watt: The Novel and the Wartime Critic (OUP, 2018).

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