The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier

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by George Orwell
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500608675
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/23/2014
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(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...