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Lost none of its political impact over time His graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice cramped slum housing dangerous mining conditions sualor hunger and growing unemployment are written w. Excellent read but there is no info on the original publication How to get a look at the inside covers of kindle books

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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. 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 mines all the other men contribute money from their wages to the widow is harrowing That simple fact that it happens so often there is a stamp for it is shocking in the extremeThe second half is an interesting often funny account of why people are turned off the socialist cause I had many a moment where I laughed out loud particularly at these kind of uotesIt would help enormously for instance if the smell of crankishness which still clings to the Socialist movement could be dispelled If only the sandals and the pistachio coloured shirts could be put in a pile and burnt and every vegetarian teetotaller and creeping Jesus sent home to Welwyn Garden City to do his yoga exercises uietly But that I am afraid is not going to happenThe truth is that to many people calling themselves Socialists revolution does not mean a movement of the masses with which they hope to associate themselves it means a set of reforms which we the clever ones are going to impose upon them the Lower OrdersWhether you agree or not you have to admit at times Orwell had a point and that point persists todayAs I indicated the structure of the book feels a bit clunky though My advice is not to read the forward before reading the book but to read it afterwards It gives away a lot of the structure and how it was received which I preferred to think about after the event The reason for the lack of an editing eye was Orwell had left for the Spanish Civil War just before publicationOne thing I would say is you don t have to be hard left to read Orwell in fact he s as critical of the hard left as he is of capitalism Also Orwell is really easy to read and you feel like you ve read something of note every time you read one of his books

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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. 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 writing is so easy to read very modern in style


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 Century His emphatic observations of

  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 quite awful for the workers, such a hard life for all the family His writing

  3. says:

    A careful and totally convincing document.Describes the suffering of the poor in yesterday's Britain.Introduces the reader to the mind and att

  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 peo

  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 s

  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

  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 between?Orwell is brutally honest and admits his prejudice towards the working class, then immerses himself in his search to find out how class divides us!His bewilderment at Socialist food cranks and sandal wearers is often amusing from our modern perspect

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