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Homage to Catalonia
Author: George Orwell

ISBN: 9780141393025
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3 January 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 11.2 x 1.7
Description:
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". '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. Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory "Animal Farm"...

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