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Coming up for air /

On the eve of the Second World War, George "Fatty" Bowling places a bet that changes his life. Unlikely winnings in his pocket, George sets off to revisit the happier days of his childhood, distancing himself with each step from his unhappy life, dour wife, and annoying daughters. Along the way, however, Bowling learns that time does not stand still, even in memory, as many of his old haunts have either disappeared or irrevocably changed. Published in June 1939, shortly before the outbreak of war, <Coming Up for Air</ is George Orwell's nostalgic look at an idyllic world on the brink of collapse.</ HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.</

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  • "Een verzekeringsagent ontvlucht zijn beklemmende omgeving en keert terug naar zijn geboorteplaats, hetgeen uitloopt op een disillusie."
  • "On the eve of the Second World War, George "Fatty" Bowling places a bet that changes his life. Unlikely winnings in his pocket, George sets off to revisit the happier days of his childhood, distancing himself with each step from his unhappy life, dour wife, and annoying daughters. Along the way, however, Bowling learns that time does not stand still, even in memory, as many of his old haunts have either disappeared or irrevocably changed. Published in June 1939, shortly before the outbreak of war, <Coming Up for Air</ is George Orwell's nostalgic look at an idyllic world on the brink of collapse.</ HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.</"@en
  • "George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money on a horse, he decides to go back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. Disheartened by the machine-made urban world and his wife's narrow outlook, he is in search of the way of life that he remembers as natural and sane. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF."
  • "Years in insurance and marriage to the joyless Hilda have been no more than death in life to George Bowling. This and fear of another war take his mind back to the peace of his childhood in a small country town. But his return journey to Lower Binfield brings complete disillusionment."@en
  • "Middle-aged George Bowling perceives the true condition of the world when he visits his childhood home in the late 1930's."@en
  • "Middle-aged George Bowling perceives the true condition of the world when he visits his childhood home in the late 1930's."
  • "George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF."@en
  • "Een verzekeringsagent ontvlucht zijn beklemmende omgeving en keert terug naar zijn geboorteplaats, hetgeen uitloopt op een desillusie."
  • "An early classic by the renowed author, George Orwell."
  • "The speaker is George "Fatty" Bowling, an insurance salesman, with a wife he does not love and two children he finds annoying. The idea is to take the seventeen pounds he almost accidentally won on a horse race and to go visit Lower Binfield, the village in which he grew up and which holds so many happy memories of youth and of a simpler England. The story is set in 1938, the War approaching, and George's thoughts continually drift back to the time before WWI. And so he decides to try and recapture that scene of his youth. But of course the village and the life he recalls are long since gone. Orwell manages to tell a story, but includes so many deep feelings - parental love, in its many guises, and love for ones parents - schooling that, whatever your era, you will empathise with - the realisation that you are grown-up, and, no matter how hard you try, or how hard you want it, you can't have your childhood back."
  • "From the Publisher: George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF."

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  • "Satire."@en
  • "Satire."
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  • "Fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Satire"
  • "Satire"@en
  • "Fiction."
  • "Fiction."@en
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Genres littéraires."
  • "Humorous stories."@en
  • "Humorous stories."
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  • "Humorous stories"
  • "Powieść angielska"
  • "Psychological fiction."@en
  • "Psychological fiction."
  • "Roman anglais."
  • "Humorous fiction."@en
  • "Humorous fiction."
  • "Romans (teksten)"

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  • "Coming up for air : (2nd ed. (reset))."
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  • "Coming up for air /"@en
  • "Coming Up for Air."@en
  • "Coming up for air. (Reissued.)."
  • "Coming up for air / George Orwell."@en
  • "Coming Up for Air"
  • "Coming up for air : reissued."
  • "Coming up For Air /"
  • "COMING UP FOR AIR."
  • "Comin up for air"
  • "Coming up for air."@en
  • "Coming up for air."
  • "Coming up for Air."@en
  • "Coming up for Air."
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  • "Coming up for air"
  • "Coming up for air.. /"
  • "Coming up for air,"
  • "Coming up for Air. (New edition.)."
  • "Coming up for Air. (New edition.)."@en
  • "Coming up for Air"
  • "Coming up for air : a novel."@en

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