The Road to Wigan Pier

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 18 de out de 1972 - 264 páginas
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.

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Much like Hemingway's lost satchel or Genet's samizdat manuscripts, I'll piece this together from jumbled memories. How's that for hubris? The Road To Wigan Pier was amongst the best books I've read ... Ler resenha completa

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This is a book about poverty, either in work or unemployment, Socialism, and the ills of industrialisation. Written during the "Great Depression", it shows the effects of this period on the lives of ... Ler resenha completa

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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.

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