The Road to Wigan Pier [NOOK Book]

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Times were hard for English workers in the 1930s when George Orwell dramatized their plight in this documentary expose of the underclasses. THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER is a trek back through time to an experience suffered by many of our parents and is an unrecognized masterpiece by the author of 1984 and ANIMAL FARM. Always courageous and original, Orwell gives us a feeling for what it must have been like to have had to cope with the grinding poverty of half a century ago. ...
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The Road to Wigan Pier

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Overview

Times were hard for English workers in the 1930s when George Orwell dramatized their plight in this documentary expose of the underclasses. THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER is a trek back through time to an experience suffered by many of our parents and is an unrecognized masterpiece by the author of 1984 and ANIMAL FARM. Always courageous and original, Orwell gives us a feeling for what it must have been like to have had to cope with the grinding poverty of half a century ago.

An account of the life of industrial workers in the north of England in the 1930s and a scathing answer to socialism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547523019
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/18/1972
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 359,284
  • File size: 2 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Just saying

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2000

    Orwell rules.

    The greatest writer ever. Don't just read 1984 and Animal Farm...

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