CSWR George Orwell Exhibit

A Clergyman's Daughter

Photo of British colonial official on a camel, with a Burmese (or Indian) underling standing below—a tableaux, as it were, of the Empire’s social structure—from the book George Orwell (London: Wayland Publishers, 1989), by Nigel Flynn

In common with Down and Out in Paris and London, but less satisfactorily, A Clergyman’s Daughter (1935), Orwell’s second novel, explores an individual’s descent into the “social underworld.”

A Clergyman's Daughter. London. 1960. The 1960 Uniform Edition. Jacket design by Denis Piper. PR6029.R8 C5 1960

A Clergyman's Daughter. New York. 1960. 2nd American edition. Jacket design by Seymour Chwast. PR6029.R8 C58 1960