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Since then, I have read the book perhaps ten times.
The book itself is interesting, the descriptive part of the conditions in the Nth of England industrial districts are mostly gripping, Orwell is a great writer.
In socialism, Orwell finds a few good, if loose, ideas, a lot of stupidity, and even more pretension.
An amazing set of ethnographic views of coal mining in NE England, set in the context of dire social conditions - low pay, poor housing, and none of the 'fringe benefits' we know... Read morePublished 19 days ago by NJPollock
This is just for the paperback edition I ordered (http://tinyurl.com/k5kwccl). It's a facsimile edition that used some really bad text recognition software. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nadja Robot
Very interesting. Learn about economic classes in the UK prior to WWII through Orwell's eyes. Gain some insights into the man himself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Beecher
As a person, George Orwell was nothing if not fascinating. Born in India in 1903 at the height of the British Raj, educated at Eton and then subsequently serving as a police... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Andrew Desmond
As usual George Orwell is a great writer as he details the squalid living conditions of post industrial England. Excellent.Published 7 months ago by Joanne
Many of the current issues of poverty and unemployment appear to have been the norm when Orwell wrote this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sonny Pitchumani
The book is not for entertainment but is interesting as an insight into social conditions of the pre-second world war society in Britain and Europe. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mazda 6