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George Orwell


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George Orwell : Road to Wigan Pier

'Started to read George Orwell's "Road to Wigan Pier" -Left Book Club choice for March. Arrived at Liverpool St. punctually at 9.30.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group:      Print: Book


George Orwell : Road to Wigan Pier, The

'I marvelled that "The Road to Wigan Pier", to me naive, had made such a stir. I could think of nothing in it that was not obvious, but when I said so in the Cole Group it was as if I had uttered a mortal heresy'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Ralph Glasser      Print: Book


George Orwell : Road to Wigan Pier, The

'I had by this time [his mid-teens] also struck up a friendship with a young, unemployed, linotype operator, six or seven years older than myself. He lived in a street at the back of the Lodging House, was a member of the Left book Club, and lent me (among much else) his copy of Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier". Somehow, too, I came upon the poems of Auden, Spender, Day-Lewis, MacNeice; Isherwood's "Goodbye to Berlin".'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Charles Causley      Print: Book


George Orwell : Article in "The Observer"

'Even George Orwell, who had dismissed "Seed of Chaos" with contempt the previous year, now expressed deep misgivings in "The Observer" for April 8th.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Vera Brittain      Print: Newspaper


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