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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A brilliant, compassionate portrait of the English working class, specifically mining families and northern England followed by a sharp critique of Socialism. Read full review

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User Review  - Rabascaa - LibraryThing

The book is written in the style of persuasive essay. The author writes paragraphs that tackle the staggering arguments he himself sets forth. He provides a recorded account of what he witnesses, and then offers the reader compelling statements that only a misanthropic man could defend. Read full review


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