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  • Modern Clssics Road To Wigan Pier (Penguin Modern Classics)
  • George Orwell
  • English
  • 10 June 2019
  • 0141395451

George Orwell ☆ 4 review

Modern Clssics Road To Wigan Pier (Penguin Modern Classics) Read & Download Ò 4 characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ George Orwell George Orwell ☆ 4 review Blished with an introduction by Richard Hoggart in Penguin Modern Classics 'It is easy to see why the book created and still creates so sharp an impact exceptional immediacy freshness and vigour opinionated and bold Above all it is a study of poverty and behind that of the strength of class divisions' Richard Hoggart. Even the most ardent George Orwell fan would admit that this book would do well with some editing The Road to Wigan Pier is essentially two books the first is an account of life in the industrial midlands and north In this section it is unflinching in its account of the poverty and desperation which drives people to actions such as risking their lives in the mines The section on how when a man dies in the mines all the other men contribute money from their wages to the widow is harrowing That simple fact that it happens so often there is a stamp for it is shocking in the extremeThe second half is an interesting often funny account of why people are turned off the socialist cause I had many a moment where I laughed out loud particularly at these kind of uotesIt would help enormously for instance if the smell of crankishness which still clings to the Socialist movement could be dispelled If only the sandals and the pistachio coloured shirts could be put in a pile and burnt and every vegetarian teetotaller and creeping Jesus sent home to Welwyn Garden City to do his yoga exercises uietly But that I am afraid is not going to happenThe truth is that to many people calling themselves Socialists revolution does not mean a movement of the masses with which they hope to associate themselves it means a set of reforms which we the clever ones are going to impose upon them the Lower OrdersWhether you agree or not you have to admit at times Orwell had a point and that point persists todayAs I indicated the structure of the book feels a bit clunky though My advice is not to read the forward before reading the book but to read it afterwards It gives away a lot of the structure and how it was received which I preferred to think about after the event The reason for the lack of an editing eye was Orwell had left for the Spanish Civil War just before publicationOne thing I would say is you don t have to be hard left to read Orwell in fact he s as critical of the hard left as he is of capitalism Also Orwell is really easy to read and you feel like you ve read something of note every time you read one of his books

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Modern Clssics Road To Wigan Pier (Penguin Modern Classics) Read & Download Ò 4 characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ George Orwell George Orwell ☆ 4 review Ce cramped slum housing dangerous mining conditions sualor hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty fury and great humanity It crystallized the ideas that would be found in Orwell's later works and novels and remains a powerful portrait of poverty injustice and class divisions in Britain Pu. A careful and totally convincing documentDescribes the suffering of the poor in yesterday s BritainIntroduces the reader to the mind and attitudes of an intelligentempathic decent well informed human beingReading Orwell leads to an awakening of one s best self in thesedisappointing times

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Modern Clssics Road To Wigan Pier (Penguin Modern Classics) Read & Download Ò 4 characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ George Orwell George Orwell ☆ 4 review A searing account of George Orwell's observations 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 His graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injusti. Once again George Orwell demonstrates why he is one of the greatest English writers to emerge in the 20th Century His emphatic observations of the working conditions and lives of the working class are uite moving I can only imagine what he would surmise about the fate of the working and middle classes in the 21st Century