The Road to Wigan Pier (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 18, 1972 - Literary Criticism - 264 pages
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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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User Review  - Dean MacKinnon-Thomson - Goodreads

3/5 This is a brilliant account of the harshness faced by the urban poor, in a Britain ruled by cut off elites, and bourgeois liberal idealists. The grime, the filth, the injustice is balanced off by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

After returning from Burma in 1927, George Orwell found that his beliefs and prejudices had been completely upturned after witnessing the evil brutality of the British imperial system. He decided he ... Read full review

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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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