Very often, when we were dealing with an obvious paranoiac, we would put aside the books he asked for and then put them back on the shelves the moment he had gone. I cannot discover any figures, though no doubt they exist. It is important to remember this, because there is always a temptation to think that industrialism is harmless so long as it is clean and orderly.
I am merely describing what I have seen. How bright everything looked, and how sweet the winds did blow, after the gloomy, reeking spike! It is part of their work and they are equal to it, but certainly it is an effort.
It seemed dreadful to see the great beast Lying there, powerless to move and yet powerless to die, and not even to be able to finish him.
But apart from these there are two well-known types of pest by whom every second-hand bookshop is haunted. He is a sort of caryatid upon whose shoulders nearly everything that is not grimy is supported. They fell to talking about his newspaper, which most of them read and approved of, but when he asked them what they thought of the literary section, the answer he got was: The woman was sent off to the workhouse, and we others into the spike.
Also it is a humane trade which is not capable of being vulgarized beyond a certain point. A young Eurasian jailer picked up a handful of gravel and tried to stone the dog away, but it dodged the stones and came after us again.
Nobby and I set out for Croydon. Issue five has not been recovered and was consequently excluded from W. And if our book consumption remains as low as it has been, at least let us admit that it is because reading is a less exciting pastime than going to the dogs, the pictures or the pub, and not because books, whether bought or borrowed, are too expensive.
In a way it is even humiliating to watch coal-miners working. Down there where coal is dug is a sort of world apart which one can quite easily go through life without ever hearing about. Then the Tramp Major served us with three cotton blankets each, and drove us off to our cells for the night.
But at that moment I glanced round at the crowd that had followed me. He trumpeted, for the first and only time.
Afterwards, of course, there were endless discussions about the shooting of the elephant. Alive, the elephant was worth at least a hundred pounds; dead, he would only be worth the value of his tusks, five pounds, possibly.
Moreover, even in the worst of the industrial towns one sees a great deal that is not ugly in the narrow aesthetic sense. I sent back for my small rifle and poured shot after shot into his heart and down his throat.
I heard later that it took him half an hour to die. He was lying on his belly with arms crucified and head sharply twisted to one side.
Overhead the chestnut branches were covered with blossom, and beyond that great woolly clouds floated almost motionless in a clear sky.George Orwell'sinitial anecdote in "Books vs. Cigarettes" regards the opinion that books are an expensive hobby, one that is out of reach for the common, middle-class person.
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Cigarettes is a somewhat laborious essay where Orwell explains that working class people read fewer books and choose books over things like cigarettes, beer and gambling, not because the habit is/5. George Orwell's article 'Books vs. Cigarettes'. - First published in - 'A couple of years ago a friend of mine, a newspaper editor.
Books vs. Cigarettes is an essay by George Orwell first published in the Tribune on 8th February The subject is on the price of books. The subject is on the price of books.Download