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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

George Orwell
Edited by Benjamin Kohlmann

January 2021

ISBN: 9780198858317

272 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

"Money is what God used to be. Good and evil have no meaning any longer except failure and success." Gordon Comstock decides to live in poverty rather than compromise with the 'money god'. Disgusted by society's materialism, he leaves his job in advertising to pursue an ill-fated career as a poet.

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"Money is what God used to be. Good and evil have no meaning any longer except failure and success."
Gordon Comstock decides to live in poverty rather than compromise with the 'money god'. Disgusted by society's materialism, he leaves his job in advertising to pursue an ill-fated career as a poet.

  • First critical edition of Keep the Aspidistra Flying, complete with explanatory notes and an introduction
  • Features all-new introduction which situates the novel in its literary, historical, and biographical contexts
  • One of Orwell's most accessible realist novels, which speaks directly to our current moment (anti-capitalism; experiences of precarity; socialism)

About the Author(s)

George Orwell

Edited by Benjamin Kohlmann, University of Regensburg

Benjamin Kohlmann teaches English literature at the University of Regensburg, Germany. He is the author of Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s (2014) and Speculative States: Literature and Reform in Britain, 1870-1920 (forthcoming). His articles have been published in PMLA, ELH, Novel, and other journals. He has co-edited several essay collections, including A History of 1930s British Literature (2019), with Matthew Taunton.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Notes on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of George Orwell
    Keep the Aspidistra Flying
    Explanatory Notes

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