Remembering George Orwell
1903, June 25. - 1950, January 21.


Coming Up for Air.

'He's dead, but he won't lie down.'  Popular Song

Coming up for air uniform ed









"It was only when I was nearly dressed and looking for a tie that I discovered that my neck was still soapy. It's a rotten thing to have a soapy neck. It gives you a disgustingsticky feeling, and the queer thing is that, however carefully you sponge it away, when you've once discovered that your neck is soapy you feel sticky for the rest of the day."

From left to right:

1.
Happend naar lucht
Dutch first edition. 1971.
Translation: Gerrit Komrij
Published by Meulenhoff Amsterdam
Fenwick A.7.T2

2.
Happend naar lucht
Dutch edition. 1983.
Translation: Gerrit Komrij
Published by Meulenhoff Amsterdam

3.
Coming Up for Air
English edition. 1990. First ed. 1939
First published by Victor Gollancz.
1990 edition published in Penguin Books.

4.
Coming Up for Air
The Complete Works Edition, 1986.
Secker & Warburg, London, U.K.
Fenwick A.7i

5.
Coming Up for Air
Reissue of the 1948 Uniform Edition. 1954
Secker & Warburg, London, U.K.
See Fenwick A.7b



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