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A Clergyman's Daughter (Hardcover, New Ed): George Orwell

A Clergyman's Daughter (Hardcover, New Ed)

George Orwell

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Orwell follows diverse tracks. Those who liked the stark realism and human drama of Down and Out in Paris and London will find this out of drawing and disappointing. Those who liked the color and pattern of Burmese Days will be equally disappointed. Frankly. I found The Clergyman's Daughter an unconvincing and unpleasant book. The story of a girl in the groove of a village parson's daughter's life; who escaped into sordidness and disillusionment through amnesia, and who slipped back once she was rescued from the mess of the life she had made for herself on the outside. Pass it up. (Kirkus Reviews)
Although it is generally agreed that Orwell did not effectively reconcile the sections of this novel, the development of the narrativewas greatly hindered by the effects of censorship. This arose from thepublisher's understandable fears at the time that the book as submitted would lead to actions for libel, defamation and obscenity. In consequence, many pages were 'toned down' (again, Orwell's words), what was specific was made vague and unlocalised, and Dorothy's crucial loss of memory left unexplained. The discovery of details of cuts and changes required - most importantof which is Mr. Warburton's attempt to rape Dorothy - make it possibleto assess A Clergyman's Daughter afresh. Some passages can be restoredprecisely; whole areas of change can be identified though not restoredAs a result, Dorothy's 'little odyssey', her loss of faith and her subsequent resighned acceptance of her lot, can at last be read with afar clearer understanding of what Orwell intended. No one who reads A Clergyman's Daughter can ever regard the plight of those who exist, homeless and adrift, in a great city in the same way again, especiallyin the bitter cold of winter. Here Orwell is unforgettable : nowhere else does he write with quite such poignancy. In addition to restoringpassages that can be reconstructed,


Imprint: Harvill Secker
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 1999
Authors: George Orwell
Dimensions: 243 x 167 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 306
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-436-23129-2
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-436-23129-8
Barcode: 9780436231292

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