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Homage to Catalonia

Penguin Modern Classics

By (author) George Orwell
Introduction by Julian Symon
Volume editor Peter Davison
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Published: 28th Mar 2000
Dimensions: w 129mm h 197mm d 16mm
Weight: 210g
ISBN-10: 0141183055
ISBN-13: 9780141183053
Barcode No: 9780141183053
Synopsis
'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.

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