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  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141395456
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $22.99

The Road to Wigan Pier




An account of Orwell's observations of working class life in 1930s England, in a stunning new cover look for his great works

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.

  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141395456
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for The Road to Wigan Pier

True genius ... all his anger and frustration found their first proper means of expression in Wigan Pier

Peter Ackroyd, The Times