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Coming Up for Air
|12 June 1939|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Pages||237 (UK hardcover edition)|
|Preceded by||Homage to Catalonia|
|Followed by||Inside the Whale|
Coming Up for Air is a novel by George Orwell. It was published in 1939, just before the beginning of World War II. It tells the story of a man called George Bowling who sees the world changing around him.
George Bowling is a 45 year old man who lives with his wife and children. He thinks about when he was a child and he used to enjoy spending time outdoors and going fishing. He wins some money on a horse race and decides to spend it on visiting the town where he grew up. When he returns to the town, he sees that everything has changed and that all the good things from his memories are now gone.