Cover of: The Road to Wigan Pier | George Orwell

About the Book

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.

First Sentence

THE FIRST SOUND in the mornings was the clumping of the mill-girls' clogs down the cobbled street.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7349608M
ISBN 10
0140182381
ISBN 13
9780140182385
Library Thing
3421
Goodreads
1048207

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