The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
  • 224 Seiten
  • Format: 180 mm x 113 mm x 17 mm
  • Erscheinungsdatum: 02.01.2014
  • Artikelnummer 978-0-14-139545-6

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A searing account of George Orwell's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. His graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. It crystallized the ideas that would be found in Orwell's later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain.
Published with an introduction by Richard Hoggart in Penguin Modern Classics.
'It is easy to see why the book created and still creates so sharp an impact ... exceptional immediacy, freshness and vigour, opinionated and bold ... Above all, it is a study of poverty and, behind that, of the strength of class-divisions'
Richard Hoggart

George Orwell
George Orwell, geboren 1903 in Motihari, Indien, verdingte sich zunächst bei der indischen Polizei in Birma. Er gab den Dienst aber 1927 aus Protest gegen die britischen Kolonialherren auf. Danach lebte er in London und Paris, und schlug sich als Tellerwäscher, Vagabund und Lehrer durchs Leben. Er schriebe zahlreiche Romane, Erzählungen, Essays und Gedichte. Orwell starb 1950.