The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier

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Paperback Published on: 26/04/2001
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George Orwell's searing account 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 Orwell's 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 his later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain. Includes illustrations, explanatory footnotes, and an introduction by Richard Hoggart

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141185293
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 292 x 114 x 15 mm

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The Road to Wigan Pier
Janet Anne Mitchell
The Road to Wigan Pier
Simply amazing
An amazing book with insight to the lives of real working class people and fantastic analysis by Orwell. I'd recommend this book to all readers, and it has... READ MORE
The Road to Wigan Pier
A first-hand account into the depths of poverty and all of its squalor. Orwell also makes a very strong point with regards to socialism, however, we all kn... READ MORE
The Road to Wigan Pier
The road to Wigan Pier
Worth a read - incredible insight into the world of coal miners in the 1930s and the poverty and malnourished people living in the northern towns and citie... READ MORE
Cathleen Johnstone
The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell at his best and most comfortable
I was never taught about the plight of the working class in this country during the Great Depression, so I found this novel eye opening and at times, very ... READ MORE
Stephanie Holmes