An angry account of working class life in the 1930’s and a call to embrace social equality. With an introduction by Amelia Gentleman.
The Road to Wigan Pier is an insightful and powerful account of lives lived in poverty and deprivation in a time of low wages and meagre government support. Orwell describes dismal housing (including the lodging house where he stays), harsh working conditions and the devastating effects of unemployment. And he also vividly describes the courage and dignity of the people he meets. In the second half of the book, Orwell examines his own political and social affiliations with an impressive ability to provoke and to question. He defends middle class values whilst critiquing the failures of his own class, he advocates socialism whilst criticising the socialist movement in England.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, pocket sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.