Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air

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Coming Up for Air is about coping. Orwell hooks a character from among the struggling middle class and, close-up, lets us watch him wiggle. George (Tubby) Bowling is a "fat, middle-aged bloke with false teeth and a red face." He sells insurance, a task at which he grimly excels. The father of two ingrates and husband to a slattern, he dutifully makes mortgage payments on their dreary home. As the years roll by, he comes to feel like a hostage to his family. He regards them as wardens, himself a prisoner.

ISBN: 9780156196253

Published Date: January 1, 1950

Publisher: Harcourt

Language: English

Series: Harvest Book

Page Count: 278

Size: 8.00" l x 5.37" w x 0.77" h