An insurance salesman desperately tries to recapture his youth in this "charming" comic novel by the iconic British author (The New York Times).
George Bowling is having a crisis. Not a loud, unsightly one, but a small, desperate one. His days are occupied by an unfulfilling insurance job; his nights spent worrying about his mortgage, marriage, expanding waistline, and what seems to be a certain prospect of World War II looming
A novel by the author of 1984 about a man determined to reject middle-class values who finds living in noble poverty more difficult than expected.
Gordon Comstock despises the materialism and shallowness of middle-class life—the worship of money, the striving for dull, stuffy respectability. To live up to his ideals, he quits his lucrative position as an advertising copywriter and devotes himself to poetry and other