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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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
Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 19.7
Edition Number: 1