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The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell’s account of his visit to the ‘black north’ has been called ‘the mother of all literary journalist’s reportages’. It’s still a fascinating, sometimes... More > even gripping impression of life on, above and underground. Next to that, Orwell’s book contains a second part in which he went the theorizing way. This is serious stuff but by no means dull. Here Orwell fires a well documented plead for socialist reforms. His northern journey had made him choose for socialism, but in the same run he heavily criticised the socialist movement’s old fashioned approach, dullness and its image ‘of vegetarians with wilting beards, of Bolshevik commissars (half gangster, half gramophone), of earnest ladies in sandals, shock-headed Marxists chewing polysyllables, escaped Quakers, birth-control fanatics, and Labour Party backstairs-crawlers’.< Less
The Road to Wigan Pier Study Guide
The Road to Wigan Pier Study Guide consists of approx. 46 pages of summaries and analysis on The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell.
Quick Guide: The Road to Wigan Pier
The Road to Wigan Pier is a book by the British writer George Orwell, first published in 1937. The first half of this work documents his sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions... More > amongst the working class in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the industrial north of England before World War II. The second half is a long essay on his middle-class upbringing, and the development of his political conscience, questioning British attitudes towards socialism. Orwell states plainly that he himself is in favour of socialism; but feels it necessary to point out reasons why many people who would benefit from socialism, and should logically support it, are in practice likely to be strong opponents.< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Road to Wigan Pier
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Guide books or book notes are primarily written to make students understand the original text better, especially from all those angles which are often overlooked by a casual reader.
But, in the... More > recent years it has been noticed that a very large majority of the students, without reading the original texts, rely on the guide books or notes prepared by their teachers or others. This is definitely not a healthy habit because students do pass their exams with the help of such notes; they miss so many things which haunt them in their later lives.
I would strongly advise all students to read the original text once again even if you have already read it, after reading this short treatise. You will see that the same story, after reading this treatise, will begin to give many new meanings to you.
All the best.
Raja Sharma< Less
Champagne in Monte Carlo-Chips on Wigan Pier
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This is my story of trying to 'make it' in showbusiness. It's about how I got my first guitar and how I was caught up in the Merseybeat phenomenon of the 1960s.I was desperate to make music my career... More > and I managed to go from playing on the church youth clubs of Liverpool to the Cavern Club to Television and to The Albert Hall and The London Palladium. How I went on to work with Shirley Bassey, Morecambe and Wise, Benny Hill, Jimmy Tarbuck, Rolf Harris and many more and how I went on to perform for Prince Charles, The Queen and Prince Phillip. But it's also the story of the hard times in the Workingmen's Clubs and Miner's Clubs of the North East and South Wales the late late nights and the boring travelling. It's a story with humour and sadness, elation and disappointment.How it all started and how it all ended and it's also about the many friends I met along the way.< Less