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'Down and Out in Paris and London' by George OrwellRead about the other entries on the list.
Orwell's first full-length work recounts his experience of living on the margins. In Paris, he embraces a kind of bohemian poverty, living day-to-day, spending his last money on cigarettes and working restaurant kitchens. In London, things become far grimmer: homeless and unemployed, he experiences the squalor of hostels and life on the street.
Down and Out in Paris and London is one of Carmela Ciuraru's six favorite pseudonymous books.