George Orwell – The Road to Wigan Pier


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.
Author: George Orwell
Narrator: Jeremy Northam
Duration: 7 hours 37 minutes
Released: 12 Aug 2003
Publisher: Canongate Books
Language: English

User Review:

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Listen to it at 2.5x speed. Interesting to read it with the knowledge of hindsight.