Road to Wigan Pier

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Road to Wigan Pier

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Author :   George Orwell
Publisher :   Penguin Books Ltd
Published :   24/02/2001
ISBN :   9780141185293
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   214
Size (mm) :   198x129x15
Weight (g) :   226

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 timeRead more

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