The Road to Wigan Pier (Google eBook)
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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Review: The Road to Wigan PierUser Review - Christopher Roden - Goodreads
So truthful, so depressing. Read full review
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A brilliant, compassionate portrait of the English working class, specifically mining families and northern England followed by a sharp critique of Socialism. Read full review
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