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George Orwell is famous for 1984 and Animal Farm, but long before those two came this semi-autobiographical tale (published in 1933) that dabbled with his views on social injustice. Set in the late 1920s, a young Orwell is living near-penniless in a seedy hotel in Paris. Keeping him out of destitution is a series of jobs in the kitchens of several hotels; the absurd working conditions are vividly recounted with an impartial eye and great humor. Eventually, he relocates to London and hits poverty head-on, with unusually inspiring results.

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