The essay 'Inside the Whale' by Orwell was first of his works read by me, when I was about thirteen years old.
I thought his style very readable and content very engaging.
Within two years, I had read all of his written work, including published letters and journalism.
In my teens, he, along with Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr would have been my favourite authors.
When I read 'The Road to Wigan Pier', it was far closer to the time he was writing of, than to the present day.
Someone reading it for first time today, who has not the same contact with the world he describes, may have entirely different emotional responses to its content.