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Orwell discovers that it's not the lack of money or the hunger that dispirits him most, but the boredom that goes hand in hand with poverty. And he rails against a system which he feels forces a man to waste his energy pointlessly, when he could put it to better use.

Read by Joseph Millson
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

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Fri 8 Feb 2013 22:45