Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia

History , European History, Spanish History
Paperback Published on: 30/03/2000
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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 in Penguin Modern Classics.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141183053
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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Homage to Catalonia
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 ... READ MORE
Homage to Catalonia
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 writ... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
Homage to Catalonia
Spanish civil war experience
I love this book. Orwell is so engaging and I recommend it if you like his books or enjoy reading biographical works. Orwell relays his experiences fightin... READ MORE
Virginia Bowden