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The road to Wigan Pier
VerfasserIn: Orwell, George
Verfasserangabe: George Orwell
Jahr: 2021
Verlag: London, William Collins
Mediengruppe: Buch
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In the mid-1930s, George Orwell was given an assignment from his publisher - to write a book about unemployment and social conditions in the economically depressed north of England. Revolutionary for its time, 'The Road to Wigan Pier' documents Orwell¿s stint in towns likes Barnsley, Sheffield and Wigan in 1936, where he met and observed working-class people living in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Orwell graphically and emphatically describes the hardships of ordinary people living in cramped slum housing, working in dangerous mines and growing hungry through malnutrition and social injustice. It is an honest, gripping and humane study that also looks at socialism as a solution to the problems facing working-class northerners - something many readers at the time were uncomfortable discussing. (Verlagstext)
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VerfasserIn: Orwell, George
VerfasserInnenangabe: George Orwell
Jahr: 2021
Verlag: London, William Collins
Systematik: FS.E, PL.MU
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-00-844268-2
2. ISBN: 0-00-844268-1
Beschreibung: 240 Seiten
Sprache: Englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch