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Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwell



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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’ Richard Hoggart

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Weight 226 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 15 mm


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