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The Road to Wigan Pier

By George Orwell & Débora Tavares
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Publisher Description

A new edition of Orwell's early work, showing the origins of his commitment to social justice.

A new edition of Orwell's early account of bleak working class life in the industrial culture of Yorkshire and Lancashire, which revealed the distinctions between the upper classes of the British Empire and the reality of the people who worked in the factories to drive wealth and prosperity for others, never to get a share for themselves. Published while Orwell was in Spain, the book highlights the political philosophy that led him to fight for the leftist forces in the Civil War.

30 Reviews

“george slayed with this one ngl”
“really interesting analysis on class differences and treatment of the working class which details the realities of working class people. the book is of its time and centres heavily on the 1930s but many points are still so relevant today and it’s more than possible to learn something new. part 1 is so much better than part 2 (insightful commentary on the working class of the 1930s vs essays on socialism and orwell’s autobiography (side note: lower-upper-middle class is very silly cause how are you all 3?…)) but i’m happy to give it 4* overall”

Débora Tavares

Débora Tavares has a master’s in George Orwell’s 1984 and a PhD about Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying and The Road to Wigan Pier, both from the University of São Paulo. She researches and teaches connections between literature and society, as well as Orwell’s writings. Her publications include a postface for a Brazilian edition of 1984.

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