See Article History Alternative Title: Eric Arthur Blair George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, born June 25,MotihariBengal, India—died January 21,London, EnglandEnglish novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-fourthe latter a profound anti- utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. In time his nom de plume became so closely attached to him that few people but relatives knew his real name was Blair. Early life He was born in Bengal, into the class of sahibs.
Road to Wigan Pier Index Part 2 Part 1 In the first part of this book Orwell tries to give the reader a detailed view of the conditions of the poor and unemployed.
In the first chapter of the first part, Orwell describes the Brooker family. They belong to the so-called "wealthy" among the poor ones.
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In their house, they have installed a cheap lodging-house and a tiny shop. Both Mr and Mrs Brooker are already pensioners, and with the rent they get for the rooms, they can afford at least enough to eat. Generally, the people who live in this lodging house are unmarried or very old and also pensioners.
Orwell himself spends a couple of weeks in this house during his researches. In the second chapter he describes the life of the miners. Their working conditions are very bad, for they work underground, where it is very hot, dusty, and where the miners have just a minimum of space.
Orwell describes how he went down to see the working conditions underground there. He describes that the place where the coal is dismantled is not just right at the elevator, but often lies some miles away from it. And the tunnel is often only three to four feet high.
Orwell, who is not trained, needed about one hour to get there. In the next chapter Orwell takes a look at the social situation of the average miner.
First of all he looks at the hygienic situation of the miners, for many people believe that miners generally do not wash. But in fact only every third mine has a bath or shower for the miners.
The situation in the homes of the miners is even worse. Only a couple of houses in the industrial region have bathrooms. The rest of the coal-workers have to wash in small basins.
The miners also have very little time, although they work only seven hours a day. But actually getting to the pit, and the travelling underground can take up to three hours. So the average miner has about four hours of leisure time, including washing, dressing and eating.
Then there is the common belief that miners are comparatively well paid, about ten to eleven shillings a week. But this is very misleading, because only the "coal getter" is paid this rate, whereas for example the "dattler" is paid eight to nine shilling per shift.
But one also has to look at the conditions the miners are paid for. So the "getter" is paid for the tons he extracts. On the one hand he is dependent on the quality of the coal, and when the machinery breaks down it may rob him a day or two of earnings.
Another fact is that miners certainly do not work six days a week.
In total, these stoppages make up around 4s 5d per week. The next chapter deals with the housing situation in those districts. Generally, the houses all look the same. The main problem is the housing shortage in this region. So people are ready to accept any dirty hole, bugs, blackmailing agents and bad landlords, just to get a roof over their heads.
And as long as the housing shortage exists, the local authorities cannot do anything to make the existing houses more liveable. The authorities can condemn a house, but they cannot pull it down till the tenant has another house to live in. But there is another problem resulting from this one.
The landlord will surely not invest more money that he can help in a house that is going to be pulled down in the future. Orwell has made notes of dozens of houses in this region, and here are two examples: House in Wigan, near Scholes quarter: Rent 6s, Rates 3s 6d total 9s 6d.
House in Barnsley, Peel Street:george orwell: the diaries, & animal farmfrom the world literature forum recommended classics and masterpieces series via goodreads—-robert sheppard, editor-in-chief George Orwell was an inveterate and compulsive writer of diaries, lists, news summaries and notebooks/5.
the Aspidistra Flying (), by George Orwell, are evocations—in the manner of Wells and, in the latter case unsuccessfully, of Joyce—of contemporary lower-middle-class existence, and The Road to Wigan Pier () is a report of northern working-class mores. Blair became George Orwell just before Down and Out was published, adopting the pen-name of George Orwell.
It is unknown exactly why he chose this name. It is unknown exactly why he chose this name. He knew and liked the River Orwell in Suffolk and apparently found the plainness of the first name George attractive. A Brief Biography Of George Orwell Eric Arthur Blair, more popularly known as “George Orwell”, was a famous English author who was well known for excellent clarity in the language and his well-thought stories against social injustice.
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