A searing account of George Orwell's observations 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. His 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 Orwell's later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain.
Published with an introduction by Richard Hoggart in Penguin Modern Classics.
'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'
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
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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 some of the best quotes by Orwell written in it.
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 know this is a utopian pipe-dream.
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