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The Road to Wigan Pier

Orwell, George

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ISBN 10: 0857863118 / ISBN 13: 9780857863119
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2012. Main. Audio CD. The Road to Wigan Pier was first published in 1937, is a sociological look at living conditions in the industrial north of England before World War II. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 155 x 150 x 31. Weight in Grams: 168. The Road to Wigan Pier was first published in 1937, is a sociological look at living conditions in the industrial north of England before World War II. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: FC. Dimension: 155 x 150 x 31. Weight: 168. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780857863119

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Title: The Road to Wigan Pier

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

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As a result of his experiences living with industrial workers in the North of England in the 1930s, Orwell created this searing study both for and against Socialism. 6 cassettes.

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Although George Orwell grew up in the relative comfort of the English middle class, his socialist convictions and general sense of fairness led him to hate his country's deeply ingrained class structure. That perspective permeates this book, but the most striking elements are the quotidian details of life that Orwell observes in his first-person account of the lives of coal miners and others in the poor north of England. Wigan Pier is almost too realistic at times, as Orwell brings his unparalleled powers of observation to portray the wretched conditions of the working class. That Orwell may have slanted his reporting to make things look worse than they were is a question that does not lessen the book's interest.

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