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The Road to Wigan Pier

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

4.2
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Language:English | Number of Pages: 240 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0141185295 | Isbn-13: 9780141185293 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

Contributor: Richard Hoggart ; Peter Davison

Also available as: Audio Cassette , Hardcover , eBook , Audio CD

Category: Travel

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Book Description
A searing account of George Orwell's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, "The Road to Wigan Pier" is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. His graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. It crystallized the ideas that would be found in Orwell's later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain.
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    The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant social commentary by George Orwell, addressing the plight of British coal miners during the 20s and 30s.


    In this book, Orwell manages to write something of a news article without being too factual and uninteresting. By writing descriptively about a var ...continue

    The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant social commentary by George Orwell, addressing the plight of British coal miners during the 20s and 30s.

    In this book, Orwell manages to write something of a news article without being too factual and uninteresting. By writing descriptively about a variety of things, ranging from the atmosphere of a coal mine to the condition of miners' residences, Orwell makes for interesting reading which is at the same time consciousness raising.

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  • 4

    A good book to read if you're from Sheffield, Manchester and any other nearby industrial city.
    The second part is only political and philosophical propaganda- all good, for what I think-, leaving the description of places and people out. Nonetheless, a good book.

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  • 5

    Ufficialmente il padre della non finzione contemporanea sarebbe Truman Capote. Con questo libro se ne scopre un altro, altrettanto nobile.

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