The road to Wigan pier

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Secker & Warburg, 1997 - Fiction - 231 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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Orwell is probably still the best English writer. - Goodreads
His insight about class still resonates today. - Goodreads
What a vivid writer Orwell is. - Goodreads
I chose this book because I like Orwell's writing. - Goodreads
Thank God for a writer who can tell it like it is! - Goodreads

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A book well worth reading in it's own right. The bonus being that Orwell is one of the best writers of English prose: simple and uncomplicated, yet stirring and evocative. In Wigan Pier he ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Morris - Goodreads

In this book, there is talk of poverty, the negatives of big business, ideas about how to get socialism to work, a critique of politicians and a housing problem. It shows two things. Firstly, George ... Read full review


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