Homage to Catalonia
Homage to Catalonia


"I wonder what is the appropriate first action when you come from a country at war and set foot on peaceful soil. Mine was to rush to the tobacco-kiosk and buy as many cigars and cigarettes as I could stuff into my pockets." Most war correspondents observe wars and then tell stories about the battles, the soldiers and the civilians. George Orwell--novelist, journalist, sometime socialist--actually traded his press pass for a uniform and fought against Franco's Fascists in the Spanish Civil War during 1936 and 1937. He put his politics and his formidable conscience to the toughest tests during those days in the trenches in the Catalan section of Spain. Then, after nearly getting killed, he went back to England and wrote a gripping account of his experiences, as well as a complex analysis of the political machinations that led to the defeat of the socialist Republicans and the victory of the Fascists.

Title Homage to Catalonia
Author George Orwell
Publisher Harvest Books
Title First Published 22 October 1969
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 264 p.
ISBN-10 0156421178
ISBN-13 9780156421171
Publication Date 22 October 1969
Main content page count 264
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.95
 


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