The Road to Wigan Pier

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Victor Gollancz personally commissioned Orwell to write about the distressed north of England in January 1936. After Orwell handed in his typescript a little before Christmas Day 1936, he immediately left to fight in Spain. Shortly afterwards the ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/02/15
Absolutely brilliant!
Hey just finished this. It starts with a pretty grim description of the Yorkshire miners' work and life conditions but then it opens up to insightful considerations on the meaning of classes in England and on how they relate to each other, going ...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/09/10
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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/05/10
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. ...Continua

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