Down and Out in Paris and London Setting & Symbolism

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Hotel des Trois Moineaux

The Hotel des Trois Moineaux is the squalid hotel in a poor French quarter in Paris where the narrator lives at the beginning of the novel.

Hotel X

The Hotel X is where the narrator and Boris work before they get their jobs at the Auberge de Jehan Cottard

Auberge de Jehan Cottard

The Auberge de Jehan Cottard is the little Parisian restaurant where the narrator and Boris work long hard days in inhumane conditions.

Spikes

The spikes are homeless shelters in England that the narrator frequents with Paddy. They are prison-like and degrading.

Salvation Army Shelters

The Salvation Army Shelters are clean and respectable, but the vagrants don't like them because of the enforced religion.

The Embankment

The Embankment is a place to sleep under a bridge. To get a bench, you have to get there early.

The Coffin

The Coffin is a...

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