The Road to Wigan Pier

(The Complete Works of George Orwell)

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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 ...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 deep...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 uninteresti...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. Nonetheless,...Continua

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