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Old 14-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #26
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Keep the Aspidistra Flying, first published 1936, is a socially critical novel by George Orwell. It is set in 1930s London...
The main theme is Gordon Comstock's romantic ambition to defy worship of the money-god and status, and the dismal life that results...Comstock is 'obsessed' by what he sees as a pervasion of money (the 'Money God', as he calls it) behind social relationships, feeling sure that women would find him more attractive if he were better off. At the beginning of the novel, he senses that his girlfriend Rosemary Waterlow (whom he met at The Albion, and who continues to work there), is dissatisfied with him because of his poverty. An example of his financial embarrassment is when he is desperate for a pint of beer at his local pub, but has run out of pocket money and is ashamed to cadge a drink off his fellow lodger, Flaxman...

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