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The Road to Wigan Pier
- By: George Orwell
- Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
- Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
A graphic and biting polemic that still holds a fierce political relevance and impact despite being written over half a century ago. First published in 1937 it charts George Orwell's observations of working-class life during the 1930s in the industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire. His depictions of social injustice and rising unemployment, the dangerous working conditions in the mines amid general squalor and hunger also bring together many of the ideas explored in his later works and novels.
- By Richard Woodburn on 29-10-2019
I was required to read Animal Farm and 1984 at high school, I really wish that this book had also been required. Subject matter still 100% relevant today. I wish I had read sooner. Thank you to Jordan Peterson for the recommendation.
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