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Road to Wigan Pier By George Orwell

Road to Wigan Pier
by George Orwell

Deals with the 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. This title includes descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, and more.

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<p>A searing account of George Orwell's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, <i>The Road to Wigan Pier </i>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.</p><p>Published with an introduction by Richard Hoggart in Penguin Modern Classics.</p><p>'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'<br />Richard Hoggart</p>

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GOR001274738
Road to Wigan Pier
George Orwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-02-24
240
0141185295
9780141185293
N/A
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