The Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwell


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Victor Gollancz, 1937. Left Book Club Edition. First Edition. Edges scuffed, binding at top of spine slightly worn, foxing present. Previous owners mark on front-end paper, small tears to bottom of photograph pages. A good copy of Orwell's classic work. Orange cloth still vibrant, usually seen in a much duller state. 

'George Orwell's searing account 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.

Orwell's graphically unforgettable descriptions of 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 his later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain.'