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Ith 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 Brita This is a vivid and affecting account of the bleak lives of the working class in the industrial north of England The first half is a set of essays the first one is on life in a tripe shop come boarding house and is an object lesson in how to write as is the superb account of working in a coal mineBy modern standards the structure is probably rather shambolic and it is stronger on personal experience than evidence but as a writer Orwell has the ability to just vanish and let the lives of those he is describing come fully alive before youThe second half was not originally published and it is easy to see why It is part debate part rant about his desire for the rise of socialism He takes swipes at all and sundry from nouveau Catholics to sandal wearing lefties and uakers in their garden cities He

SUMMARY The Road to Wigan Pier

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 s The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has Once again George Orwell demonstrates why he is one of the greatest English writers to emerge in the 20th Century His emphatic observations of the working conditions and lives of the working class are uite moving I can only imagine what he would surmise about the fate of the working and middle classes in the 21st Century

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11 thoughts on “The Road to Wigan Pier

  1. says:

    Once again George Orwell demonstrates why he is one of the greatest English writers to emerge in the 20th Centu

  2. says:

    Still reading this book by George Orwell which I am thoroughly enjoying He gives a brilliant account of what he refers to as the working class system in UK which is interesting I especially liked his description of coal mining in the early days uite awful for the workers such a hard life for all the family His w

  3. says:

    A careful and totally convincing documentDescribes the suffering of the poor in yesterday's BritainIntroduces th

  4. says:

    Once I start I can't put down anything Orwell has written This book is no exception

  5. says:

    good and just a few typos and miss spellings

  6. says:

    Excellent read but there is no info on the original publication How to get a look at the inside covers of kindle books

  7. says:

    Even the most ardent George Orwell fan would admit that this book would do well with some editing The Road to Wigan Pier is essentially two books the first is an account of life in the industrial midlands and north In this section it is unflinching in its account of the poverty and desperation which drives people to actions such as risking their lives in the mines The section on how when a man dies in the min

  8. says:

    This is a vivid and affecting account of the bleak lives of the working class in the industrial north of England The first half is a set of essays the first one is on life in a tripe shop come boarding house and is an object lesson in how to write as is the superb account of working in a coal mineBy modern standards the structure is probably

  9. says:

    I'm loathed to give the book 2 stars I love Orwell's work and this one is no exception Orwell's experience in a coal mining village and his first hand account of poverty is gripping However this Kindle edition is shocking There are letters missed out and works incorrectly hyphenated Consider the Gutenberg edition or the paperback edition instead of this one

  10. says:

    If you enjoyed 1984 and Animal Farm and want to read of Orwell's superb prose this work of non fiction is unlikely to disappoint In the first part the author pulls no punches in his searing description of the appalling conditions in which many North of England working class people lived between the two world wars The second part is a sympathetic survey of socialism a system Orwell would later turn strongly against Being very much

  11. says:

    Where is our contemporary Orwell Writers brave enough to step outside their comfortable lives and experience a world at odds with their upbringing are few and far betweenOrwell is brutally honest and admits his prejudice towards the working class then immerses himself in his search to find out how class divides usHis bewilderment at Socialist food cranks and sandal wearers is often amusing from our modern perspectiveAll the sam

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