The Road to Wigan Pier

£9.99

ISBN: 9780141185293 Author: Orwell, George Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 25th April 2001 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Pages: 214 Language: English Edition: New Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

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.

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

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