The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier


By (author) George Orwell

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 148mm x 32mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0857863118
  • ISBN 13: 9780857863119
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Main
  • Sales rank: 1,086,667

Product description

The Road to Wigan Pier is a graphic and biting polemic that still holds a fierce political relevance and impact despite being written over half a century ago. First published in 1937 it charts George Orwell's observations of working-class life during the 1930s in the industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire. His depictions of social injustice and rising unemployment, the dangerous working conditions in the mines amid general squalor and hunger also bring together many of the ideas to explored in his later works and novels.

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George Orwell (1903-50), real name Eric Arthur Blair, was an English author and journalist, famed for his satirical wit and socio-political perspective. Many of his famous books are also available on audio read by some of Britain's best-loved actors including Simon Callow, Jeremy Northam and Richard E. Grant.

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* If 'peerless prose' could apply to one writer alone, I'd accord it to Orwell The Guardian * Jeremy Northam is superb. The manner is wholly entertaining yet maintaining an air of informative anecdote making the book so real and alive. The School Librarian on Down and Out in Paris and London * Simon Callow's remarkable narration brings out the many layers of Orwell's fable... Brilliant' The Observer on Animal Farm * Nineteen Eighty-Four is given fresh life through this vigorous narration The Observer on Ninteen Eighty-Four