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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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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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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