Questions tagged [keep-the-aspidistra-flying]

Questions about the novel 'Keep the Aspidistra Flying' (1936) by George Orwell. Use with the tag [george-orwell].

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What is a "red lead firm"?

In George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying, the protagonist gets a job at a "red lead firm". From context, it seems to mean a well-established, maybe stuffy, firm. I wonder if anyone has ...
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In "Keep the Aspidistra Flying", what is the joke about "Mice"?

In George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying, he writes: Mice, by Gordon Comstock; a sneaky little foolscap octavo, price three and sixpence but now reduced to a bob. Of the thirteen B.F.s who had ...