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The Road to Wigan Pier

by George Orwell - £8.99  Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) (2014)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780141395456 | ISBN 10: 0141395451

A searing account of George Orwell's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time.
 
His graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. It crystallized the ideas that would be found in Orwell's later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain.

(Price & availability last checked: February 2014)

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