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The Resource A clergyman's daughter, George Orwell

A clergyman's daughter, George Orwell

Label
A clergyman's daughter
Title
A clergyman's daughter
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Title variation
clergymans daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the book's jacket insert: George Orwell's third novel, which has been out of print in this country since its original publication in the thirties, is vintage Orwell in its theme, its spirit, and its style. Dorothy Hare is the perfect daughter of a clergyman. She spends here time in good works. She cultivates good thoughts and pricks her arm with a pin when a bad one arises. And she does her best to bridge the gap between her father's fanciful view of his position in the world and such realities as the butcher's bill. But even Dorothy's strength has its limits, and one night as she works feverishly to finish the costumes for the church-school play, she blacks out. She comes to on a London street, clad in a sleazy dress and unaware of her identity. She is fair game for the tough but friendly Nobby and his cockney pals, who befriend her for the half crown in her pocket. There follows a series of adventures: "pickin' 'ops" in Kent; a night with the down-and-outers in Trafalgar Square-a scene that Richard H. Rovere has said: "may well be the finest thing in all of Orwell's fiction"; teaching in a grubby day school for girls-a whirl of episodes spun out with all the verve and vividness, the biting humor, and the complete authority that Orwell was able to command
Summary
Suffering from amnesia, the sheltered, idealistic daughter of a country rector experiences London street life which disturbs her religious faith in this 1935 novel
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048205
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.9/12
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A clergyman's daughter, George Orwell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00366591
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780156180658
Lccn
60010943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)366591
Label
A clergyman's daughter, George Orwell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00366591
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780156180658
Lccn
60010943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)366591

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