The Road to Wigan Pier (Paperback)

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83 years old, written and read during recessions, and somehow equal parts timely and timeless; Discouraging and hopeful.


— From The Road to Wigan Pier


In the 1930s Orwell was sent by a socialist book club to investigate the appalling mass unemployment in the industrial north of England. He went beyond his assignment to investigate the employed as well-”to see the most typical section of the English working class.” Foreword by Victor Gollancz.

About the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156767507
ISBN-10: 0156767503
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 18th, 1972
Pages: 256
Language: English