The Road to Wigan Pier
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Times were hard for English workers in the 1930s when George Orwell dramatized their plight in this documentary exposé of the underclasses. The Road to Wigan Pier is a trek back through time to an experience suffered by many of our parents and is an unrecognized masterpiece by the author of 1984 and Animal Farm. Always courageous and original, Orwell gives us a feeling for what it must have been like to have had to cope with the grinding poverty of half a century ago.