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  • Published: 23 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141184654
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

A Clergyman's Daughter




Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play, by the hopelessness of preaching to the poor and by debts she cannot pay in 1930s Depression England. Suddenly her routine shatters and Dorothy finds herself down and out in London. She is wearing silk stockings, has money in her pocket and cannot remember her name. Orwell leads us through a landscape of unemployment, poverty and hunger, where Dorothy's faith is challenged by a social reality that changes her life

  • Pub date: 23 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141184654
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

George Orwell

George Orwell (1903–1950) is one of England's most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.

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