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  - 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

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PART I
PART II
Back Matter
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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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