The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier

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by George Orwell
     
 

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In the 1930s Orwell was sent by a socialist book club to investigate the appalling mass unemployment in the industrial north of England. He went beyond his assignment to investigate the employed as well-”to see the most typical section of the English working class.” Foreword by Victor Gollancz.

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In the 1930s Orwell was sent by a socialist book club to investigate the appalling mass unemployment in the industrial north of England. He went beyond his assignment to investigate the employed as well-”to see the most typical section of the English working class.” Foreword by Victor Gollancz.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156767507
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
299,783
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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The Road to Wigan Pier 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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This book, except for the monetary denominations, could have been written today about the US and other countries with wildly distorted distance between rich and poor. Written with Orwell's usual skill.
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I read the sample and fell in love. 1984 and Animal Farm are so different it really shows how diverse orwell is. Highly reccomended.
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The greatest writer ever. Don't just read 1984 and Animal Farm...