A Clergyman’s Daughter

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Intimidated by her father, the Rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Suddenly her routine shatters and Dorothy finds herself down and out in London.

ISBN: 9780141184654 Author: Orwell, George Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 28th September 2000 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:22) Pages: 296 Edition: New Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play, by the hopelessness of preaching to the poor and by debts she cannot pay in 1930s Depression England. Suddenly her routine shatters and Dorothy finds herself down and out in London. She is wearing silk stockings, has money in her pocket and cannot remember her name. Orwell leads us through a landscape of unemployment, poverty and hunger, where Dorothy’s faith is challenged by a social reality that changes her life.

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