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The Road to Wigan Pier

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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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
Times were hard for English workers in the 1930s when George Orwell dramatized their plight in this documentary expose of the underclasses. THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER is a trek back through time to an experience suffered by many of our parents and is an unrecognized masterpiece by the author of 1984 and ANIMAL FARM. Always courageous and original, Orwell gives us a feeling for what it must have been like to have had to cope with the grinding poverty of half a century ago.
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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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