The Road to Wigan Pier by George_Orwell by by_George_Orwell

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Times were hard for English workers in the 1930s when George Orwell dramatized their plight in this documentary expose of the underclasses. THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER is a trek back through time to an experience suffered by many of our parents and is an unrecognized masterpiece by the author of 1984 and ANIMAL FARM. Always courageous and original, Orwell gives us a feeling for what it must have been like to have had to cope with the grinding poverty of half a century ago.
 

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GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.
 
Published October 18, 1972 by Mariner Books. 131 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Westerns. Non-fiction

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He describes the hard tough work of the coal mines, the dirty working conditions and the poor living conditions, making the point that many of the things held against the working class by the middle class - dirt, squalor - are not due to genetic or moral failings.

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