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The Road to Wigan Pier  - George Orwell

The Road to Wigan Pier

By: George Orwell, Richard Hoggart (Introduction by), Peter Davison (NO)


Published: June 2001
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A searing account of George Orwell's experiences of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire, 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, slum housing, mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. 'It is easy to see why the book created and still creates so sharp an impact...exceptional immediacy, freshness and vigour, opinionated and bold...Above all, it is a study of poverty and, behind that, of the strength of class-divisions' Richard Hoggart.


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The Road to Wigan Pier

By lizzieborden

from Brisbane AU

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative


  • Difficult To Follow

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Comments about The Road to Wigan Pier:

The first part of the book gives interesting facts about life in the north of England in 1930s. The second part of the book deals with Orwell's personal theory of socialism. This part is meandering and repetitive

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ISBN: 9780141185293
ISBN-10: 0141185295
Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: June 2001
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.22