Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a novel by George Orwell. It was published in 1936 and it was Orwell's third book. It tells the story of a man who does not want to focus on money and tries to live a different life.
Background[change | change source]
George Orwell said afterwards that he did not like this book. He said that it should not be published again until after he had died.
Plot[change | change source]
The main character is a man called Gordon Comstock. He had a well paid job until he gave it up for a part time job in a book shop so he could spend more time writing poetry. He does not have much money and he struggles to pay for the basic things he needs like food and a place to live.