When Orwell went to the north of England in the thirties to find out how industrial workers lived, he not only observed but shared in their experience.
He stayed in cramped, dreary lodgings and subsisted on the scant, cheerless diet of the poor. He went down into the coal mines and walked crouching, as the miners did, through a one- to three-mile passage too low to stand up in. And he knew the unemployed, those who had been out of work for so long they had sunk beyond despair into an inhuman apathy. In his searing yet beautiful account of life on the bottom rung, Orwell asks himself why socialism-which alone, he felt, could conserve human values from the ravages of industrialism-had so little appeal.
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Wigan Pier volume 49 - Ben T - Scouse House, this is a single cd part of a collection please check store for more. Lovely wigan pier music. Not sure why or how come, but it was unfortunately extremely distracting. Orwell's observations and social commentary is just as accurate today as in the 's. Its like he is reading my mind and is describing my everyday surrounds albeit less dire. Well worth the read and in an amazing voice that is very comprehensible at x1.
A well written book with great insight on the living conditions of the early 20th century and the overall political movement of that time. Orwell was spot on about Fascism and what it would do to Europe, but it is an interesting look at his early views on Socialism, a political view he would later begin to reject. This is why I would highly suggest this read or listen , but I would make sure to read his other books after this one to make sure you understand the full context and evolution of Orwell's views on politics and culture.
Fundamental reading for back then and more now than ever in our day and age of radical extreme left and right views. What other book might you compare The Road to Wigan Pier to and why? Don't know. How could the performance have been better? The narrator's voice was almost farcically sneering and comically upper-crust.
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