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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be put off by the reputation - vintage Orwell
Despite its bad press (even Orwell himself didn't like it), 'A Clergyman's Daughter' is well worth a read.

If it was by a lesser author it would probably have a much stronger reputation than it does. As it is, yes it definitely is the weakest of his novels, but as an evocative panorama of life below-the-breadline in depression-era England it is fantastic. A lot...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and yet not really very good
George Orwell was a great English writer whose reputation has suffered from the tendency in English culture to regard the novel (and the poem) as the supreme test of a writer's worth. Orwell was clearly at his most stimulated and inspired as a writer when he had something urgent to say, but having something urgent to say is not always the best attitude to have when you...
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2.0 out of 5 stars THE CLERGYMANS DAUGHTER, 4 Sep 2009
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I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THIS BOOK.IT STARTS OFF AT A FAIRLY SLOW PACE BUT STARTS TO GET INTERESTING IN CHAPTER TWO.IT IS WRITTEN IN A TRADITION STYLE AND IS READABLE. GEORGE ORWELL'S POLITICAL VIEWS, ESPECIALLY ABOUT PRIVATE EDUCATION COME THROUGH.I WOULD NOT CALL IT GREAT LITERATURE BUT IT IS WORTH READING.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly Orwell at his finest, 13 Aug 2011
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I read this book some years ago, and what really sticks in my mind is a general feeling of "meh".

There's nothing wrong with the book as such, it's just not the memorable exciting read you get from later George Orwell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good, 5 Nov 2009
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I wouldn't recommend it if your not already an Orwell fan,its a little slow and nothing much happens. She leaves home lives on the street then returns home to the same life she left. the end.
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