The Road to Wigan Pier

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'It is only when you meet someone of a different culture from yourself that you begin to realize what your own beliefs really are.' The Road to Wigan Pier is George Orwell's 1937 study of poverty and working-class life in northern England. It is the book which established Orwell as among Britain's foremost political and social commentators. It is, moreover, essential for any reader who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of Orwell's life, work and legacy. This non-fiction work set the tone for Orwell's subsequent career, ...

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Oct 11, 2007

Orwell non-fiction

My first non-fiction book of Orwell. Excellent writing. Covers the backbreaking work of coal mining in the 30's. Bought 4 others that I'm reading now. His biting criticisms are accurate, full of detail and true today in new contexts.

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