The Road to Wigan Pier
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing
“It is only when you meet someone of a different culture from yourself that you begin to realise what your own beliefs really are.” The Road to Wigan Pier is written in two parts. The first part of ... 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