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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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-21

Tragic, profound, beautiful

Orwell's account of the front, of the anarchist cause, of the politics (as much as he understood), all of these are well penned and well spoken here.

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  • Richard Wraith
  • 19-03-21

An easily absorbed classic

Much enjoyed this classic of the Spanish Civil War. Easy listening and well read. Recommended.

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  • Diwotti
  • 31-01-21

Excellent telling of classic story of war.

The very interesting story of George Orwell's time in the melitia fighting against the Franco and fascists during the Spanish Civil War. The narration by Rory Alexander was outstanding.