Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia


By (author) George Orwell

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  • Publisher: CSA Word
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 150mm x 30mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 9 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1906147833
  • ISBN 13: 9781906147839
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 919,978

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ISBN: 9781906147839 / Cat No: TT7CD903 Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's vivid account of his experiences fighting in the Spanish Civil War, and a portrait of disillusionment which offers background to the anti-Stalinist subtexts to his later novels, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell's experiences include being shot in the neck by a sniper, and being forced into hiding as factions of the Left battle on the streets of Barcelona. Orwell entered Spain intending to gather an experience worth writing as well as to fight Fascism, and wrote Homage to Catalonia within months of his return. His fresh memories, honesty and bitterness make for a fulfilling and rounded account of a man's journey from naive enthusiasm to a reluctant loss of ideals. The book was praised for being one of few works of literature to come out of the Spanish Civil War which didn't toe the Communist line; instead, Orwell expresses his anger and unsentimentality about the Left, having seen the political chaos of Republican Spain with his own eyes.

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George Orwell (1903 - 1950) is considered one of the best and most original writers of the 20th century. Orwell is best known for his dystopian and satirical fiction.

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* If 'peerless prose' could apply to one writer alone, I'd accord it to Orwell The Guardian * Praise for previous CSA WORD recordings: Simon Callow's remarkable narration brings out the many layers of Orwell's fable, from the light-hearted humour as the animals oust Mr Jones from Manor Farm... to the darkness of the Stalinist allegory The Observer on Animal Farm * Given fresh life through this vigorous narration The Observer on Ninteen Eighty-Four