Homage to Catalonia - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Homage to Catalonia - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of civil war' Antony Beevor

Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism as I understand it'. Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of ordinary Spanish men and women he fought alongside, the terror and confusion of the front, his near-fatal bullet wound and the vicious treachery of his supposed allies.

A firsthand account of the brutal conditions of the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia includes an introduction by Julian Symons.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141393025
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 151 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 15 mm


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An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of civil war -- Anthony Beevor
A war story that is both brutally honest and lyrically beautiful * Daily Telegraph *

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“Captivating memory of the Spanish Civil War”

George Orwell wrote that, “Good prose is like a window-pane”, and in Homage to Catalonia the reader is looking through the glass at Orwell’s experience in the Spanish Civil War. However, you can look out a window in... More

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“Great storytelling but mired in too much political analysis”

This book reminded me of Down and Out in Paris and London in that Orwell’s direct experiences of fighting in the Spanish Civil War are compelling. The writing is crisp and as with much of his other work, is at its... More

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