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The Road to Wigan Pier
The Road to Wigan Pier | George Orwell
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A brutally honest portrait of Depression-era British poverty, written by one of the countrys great authors. One of George Orwells non-fiction works, The Road to Wigan Pier is an investigation of the harsh living conditions found among the poorer classes in pre-World War II northern England. The first half is a direct, often blunt description of several families and homes, while the second is a more abstract consideration of the potential for socialism to improve what he sees as unacceptable circumstance for the workers. He also contemplates his own privileged, middle-class upbringing. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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arlenefinnigan
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This is fascinating. The accounts of the lives of the northern working class in the 1930s are a real eye opener. His reflections on class politics are interesting – some of the language is very ‘of its time‘,although his criticism of colonialism is progressive. His grumpiness about technology is hilariously outdated, and his hatred of vegetarians is amusingly daft. Overall it‘s a really thoughtful, well researched piece of political journalism.

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arlenefinnigan
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LouiseWalters
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A beautifully written essay on the coal miners plight in Wigan and similar mining towns in 1937. It also goes on to explore the politics of the time, and in light of the impending World War Two, the rise of Facism in England. Actually interesting in light of current world politics!

CarolynM There is a very 1930's feel about politics in the western world at the moment. It's scary. 8mo
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One of the most important observations regarding human rights movement.

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britt_brooke
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Scored these lovelies from my library‘s fall book sale today! The only one I‘ve read is Animal Farm, but didn‘t yet own a copy. Still on the fence about A Little Life, but I figured for $1 I can decide later. Whole stack = $8! #litsyloveslibraries

Jennick2004 I need to read animal farm!! 2y
DebinHawaii Great haul! 📚📚👍 2y
merelybookish Great haul! Orwell and Greene! 👍👍 2y
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DeeLew What a great haul!! 2y
emilyhaldi 🙌🏻 2y
LeahBergen Nice! I have that very same Hemingway (and I still need to read A Little Life 😬). 2y
Tamra 🤓🤓 2y
britt_brooke @LeahBergen I hate the cover of A Little Life so much that it‘s actually put me off reading it. 😣 But, maybe one day! And the Hemingway is so pretty. 💚 2y
britt_brooke @Jennick2004 It‘s really good! 2y
britt_brooke @DebinHawaii @merelybookish @DeeLew @emilyhaldi @Tamra Thanks! Not bad for day 2 of the sale. I couldn‘t make it Saturday. 2y
seebiscan East of Eden! So amazing. Hope you like it! 2y
LeahBergen @britt_brooke I LOATHE the cover and loathe it even more after reading the photo credit. I hesitate to tell you what it's titled ...are you ready?... "Orgasmic Man". I shit you not! Seriously. ? 2y
britt_brooke @LeahBergen I remember reading about that! So odd. And he hardly looks “orgasmic.” 🙊 2y
britt_brooke @seebiscan Looking forward to reading it!! 2y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @britt_brooke I hate that cover too. So cheap. My European edition is way better - and I loved the book 😀! Then again, start with East of Eden Britt, it is soooooo good! 2y
Kalalalatja Great haul! I love A Little Life, but the cover is definitely not doing it justice! 😄 2y
Cathythoughts A little life 👍 2y
Ms_T A Little Life is a devastating book but devastatingly good. Great haul! 2y
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