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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Two parts to this: firstly a factual (or allegedly factual) account of the effects of poverty and unemployment on working-class life in 1930s Lancashire (present-day, to Orwell), and then a Socialist ... Read full review
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