The Road to Wigan Pier

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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  - kukulaj - LibraryThing

I haven't read any of Orwell's books beyond Animal Farm and 1984, so I don't know how much overlap there is. This book contains extensive notes of Orwell's travels that turned into the Wigan Pier book ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

It is always a pleasure to read something by Orwell. I found his prose a model of lucidity. Since this covers a large part of the WWII period, and has letters and diaries I find it a large fund of ... 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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