George Orwell
“The Road to Wigan Pier”

[The Road to Wigan Pier - Cover page]

By Penguin Books:

George Orwell's ‘Urban Rides’, in which he recorded the state of the nation in a time of mass unemployment.

These factual, shochking, but sublimely human reports, phrased in avivid style and shot with a wary mistrust of the political cant of the intelligencia of all hues, make Orwell's contemporary comment on the miner's life, on class, on slums, unemployment, and malnutrition ‘as fresh and stimulating as when he first wrote’ — Daily Telegraph

‘Orwell has, above all, an honest voice, clear, straight, and passionate’ — Guardian


First Published by Victor Gollancz in 1937
Published in Penguin Books 1962
Reprinted 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 (twice), 1974 (twice)
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Copyright © the Estate of Eric Blair, 1937
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Made and printed in Great Britain
by Cox and Wyman Ltd,
London, Reading and Fakenham
Set in Monotype Baskerville
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OCR: Mikhail V. Chernyshev
E-mail: mc@orwell.ru

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Cover illustration by Ken Sequin

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