A Clergyman's DaughterA Clergyman's Daughter
is a novel
by George Orwell
. It is probably Orwell's least read novel. It details the trials and tribulation of Dorothy Hare, a woman whose sad existence, devoted to 'good works' is turned upside down.
It is largely experimental, with Orwell attempting to echo passages of James Joyce's 'nighttown' from Ulysses in it. Orwell himself disowned it as 'tripe', but it certainly helped develop his reputation as an up and coming novelist in the 1930s.