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    Description'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" was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. All his novels and non-fiction, including "Burmese Days" (1934), "Down and Out in Paris and London" (1933), "The Road to Wigan Pier" (1937) and "Homage to Catalonia" (1938) are published in "Penguin Modern Classics". If you enjoyed "Homage to Catalonia", you might like Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of the civil war". (Anthony Beevor, author of "D-Day"). "A war story that is both brutally honest and lyrically beautiful". (Michael Shelden, "Daily Telegraph", Books of the Century).


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    Title
    Homage to Catalonia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Orwell, Introduction by Julian Symon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141393025
    ISBN 10: 0141393025
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGM1075, ERIN2036
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, BIO000000
    Libri: BUER4060, SPAN6000, ORWE5000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWP, 1DSE, 3JJG
    DC23: 946.081092
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. All his novels and non-fiction, including Burmese Days (1934), Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) and Homage to Catalonia (1938) are published in Penguin Modern Classics.
    Review quote
    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