Modern Classics Road To Wigan Pier

Modern Classics Road To Wigan Pier

Modern Classics Road To Wigan Pier

Modern Classics Road To Wigan Pier

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141185293
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 05/01/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.09(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Peter Davison is Research Professor of English at De Montfort University, Leicester. He edited the twenty volumes of Orwell's collected works, as well as his diaries.

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