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The Resource The road to Wigan pier, George Orwell

The road to Wigan pier, George Orwell

Label
The road to Wigan pier
Title
The road to Wigan pier
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Orwell went to the north of England in the thirties to find out how industrial workers lived, he not only observed but shared in their experience. He stayed in cramped, dreary lodgings and subsisted on the scant, cheerless diet of the poor. He went down into the coal mines and walked crouching, as the miners did, through a one- to three-mile passage too low to stand up in. He watched the back-breaking, dangerous labor of men whose net pay then averaged $575 a year. And he knew the unemployed, those who had been out of work for so long they had sunk beyond despair into an inhuman apathy. In his searing yet beautiful account of life on the bottom rung, Orwell asks himself why socialism, which alone, he felt, could conserve human values from the ravages of industrialism, had so little appeal. His answer was a harsh critique of the socialism and socialists of his time. "--Publisher's web site
Tone
Writing style
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224682
Cataloging source
BDS
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1903-1950
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Orwell, George
Dewey number
305.562
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Unemployment
  • Socialism
  • Socialism
  • Social history
  • Unemployment
  • Great Britain
  • Unemployment
  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Socialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The road to Wigan pier, George Orwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Gollancz, 1937
Control code
000023498616
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 214 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780141185293
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)45593019
Label
The road to Wigan pier, George Orwell
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Gollancz, 1937
Control code
000023498616
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 214 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780141185293
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)45593019

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