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  • Published: 22 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141911717
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Homage to Catalonia




'You always, I notice, feel the same when you are under heavy fire – not so much afraid of being hit as afraid because you don't know where you will be hit. You are wondering all the while just where the bullet will nip you, and it gives your whole body a most unpleasant sensitiveness.'

In this chronicle of his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell 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 and brutal episode in European history.

'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of civil war' Anthony Beevor



Contains explanatory footnotes, as well as an appendix of removed chapters from the first edition.
%%%In this chronicle of his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell 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 and brutal episode in European history.
'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of civil war' Anthony Beevor
Contains explanatory footnotes, as well as an appendix of removed chapters from the first edition.

  • Pub date: 22 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141911717
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Author

George Orwell

George Orwell (1903–1950) is one of England's most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.

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