The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier

By George Orwell

  • Release Date : 2001-04-26
  • Genre : Essays
  • FIle Size : 8.38 MB
Score: 4.0
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The Road to Wigan Pier 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.

Includes illustrations, explanatory footnotes, and an introduction by Richard Hoggart.


  • The road to Wigan pier

    By Funkie chicken
    Although dated now, I enjoyed this book. Orwell as a Etonite almost longs to be working class but his own culture means he often can not escape his revulsion at theirs. An interesting read