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    The Road to Wigan Pier (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback) By (author) George Orwell, Introduction by Richard Hoggart, Notes by Peter Davison

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    DescriptionA 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.

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    The Road to Wigan Pier
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Orwell, Introduction by Richard Hoggart, Notes by Peter Davison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141185293
    ISBN 10: 0141185295

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
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    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
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    DC21: 941.083
    DC22: 305.56209428
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    32 plates
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 December 2007
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    Author Information
    Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in India in 1903. He was educated at Eton, served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, and worked in Britain as a private tutor, schoolteacher, bookshop assistant and journalist. In 1936, Orwell went to fight for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and was wounded. In 1938 he was admitted into a sanatorium and from then on was never fully fit. George Orwell died in London in 1950.