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The Road to Wigan Pier

By George Orwell

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| Paperback | 9780141185293

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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 Continue

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 unintere ...(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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    Comrade1 said on Sep 16, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    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 ...(continue)

    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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    Viollka said on May 26, 2010 | Add your feedback

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

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    elcoen said on Jul 28, 2009 | Add your feedback

Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 240 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0141185295
  • ISBN-13: 9780141185293
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publish date: 2001-02-24
  • Dimensions: 97 mm x 832 mm x 1,276 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio CD , Audio Cassette , eBook
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