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release date: Jan 08, 2019
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A Clergyman's Daughter

Dorothy Hare, the dutiful daughter of a rector in Suffolk, spends her days performing good works and cultivating good thoughts, pricking her arm with a pin when a bad thought arises. She does her best to reconcile her father's fanciful view of his position in the world with such realities as the butcher's bill. But even Dorothy's strength has its limits, and one night, as she works feverishly on costumes for the church-school play, she blacks out. When she comes to, she finds herself on a London street, clad in a sleazy dress and unaware of her identity. After a series of degrading adventures--picking hops in Kent, sleeping among the down-and-outers in Trafalgar Square, spending a night in jail, and teaching in a grubby day school for girls--she is rescued. But although she regains her life as a clergyman's daughter, she has lost her faith.

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release date: Nov 06, 2018
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Coming Up for Air

George Bowling, an insurance salesman, hits middle age and feels impelled to ""come up for air"" from his life of quiet desperation. With seventeen pounds he has won at a race, he steals a vacation from his wife and his family and pays a visit to Lower Binfield, the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. But the pool is gone, Lower Binfield has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of Bowling's holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

Bowling's everyman life is also a sort of cavalcade of England from 1893 to 1938. Written when the clouds of World War II were already gathering, this story of Bowling's journey into his own and his country's past is told with humor, warmth, and nostalgia which will surprise and delight George Orwell's many readers.

release date: Nov 06, 2018
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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

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.

Orwell’s picture of the “money world,” as Gordon sees it, is in his best satirical vein.

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release date: Oct 09, 2018
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Burmese Days: A Novel

Colonial politics in 1930 Kyauktada, India, come to a head when the European Club, previously for whites only, is ordered to elect one token native member. The deeply racist members do their best to manipulate the situation, resulting in the loss not only of reputations, but of lives.

Amidst this cynical setting, timber merchant James Flory stands as a bridge between the warring factions, a Brit with a genuine appreciation for the native people and culture. But he has trouble acting on his feelings, and the significance of his vote, both social and political, weighs on him. When Elizabeth Lackersteen arrives, blonde, eligible, and anti-intellectual, Flory finds himself the hapless suitor.

Orwell alternates between grand-scale political intrigue and nuanced social interaction, mining his own Colonial Indian heritage to create a monument of historical fiction.

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release date: Sep 30, 2018
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Rebelion en la granja (Spanish Edition)
Los animales ya estan cansados de ser explotados por el hombre y deciden expulsarlo de sus propiedades para fundar una sociedad animal en la que el ser humano es el enemigo. La cabeza de la rebelion es un cerdo que, en principio, parece preocuparse por los intereses comunes y el bienestar general. Sin embargo, el veneno del poder lo invade paulatinamente. Los animales estan desconcertados, porque su situacion no ha mejorado y lo que comenzo como un proyecto de prosperidad se convierte poco a poco en una desoladora utopia. / The animals are already tired of being exploited by man and decide to expel him from his property to found an animal society in which the human being is the enemy. The head of the rebellion is a pig that, in principle, seems to care about common interests and general welfare. However, the poison of power invades him gradually. The animals are baffled because their situation has not improved and what began as a prosperity project becomes little by little a bleak utopia.
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