By George Orwell
With out source of revenue of her personal, Dorothy Hare retains residence for her particularly unpleasant father, the Rector of Knype Hill, in East Anglia. Dorothy's tedious existence is became the wrong way up whilst she suffers an assault of amnesia and unearths herself at the streets of London without reminiscence of who she is or how she obtained there. improving her reminiscence yet with out skill to come back domestic, Dorothy unearths paintings first as a picker within the hop fields after which as a schoolmistress for the grasping Mrs. Creevy ahead of returning domestic to take care of her father.
First released in 1935, A Clergyman's Daughter was once George Orwell's moment and such a lot experimental novel. unhappy with it, Orwell however released the paintings for the cash, yet left directions that when his demise it used to be to not be reprinted.
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