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Homage to Catalonia


'Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.572
Gordon F M

Homage to Catalonia

by Gordon F M on Mar 31, 2014

A personal account of the Spanish Civil War..Orwell's experience as a militia man is written with passion and his account details clearly the chaos and cynical behaviour of the opposing factions fighting on the same side. His humanity is brought into question however, when he talks casually about ... More

Ian W

Really good

by Ian W on Sep 27, 2012

Pretty quick postage, and the book is in good quality. Unfortunately the pages are slightly yellowed, but it's not too bad. Cheers! More

Donald M

Spanish Civil War

by Donald M on Mar 22, 2012

To me the first several chapters were boring. It got more interesting later in the book. The book's chapters had been rearranged which was not to the benefit of understanding --- the best being at the end. Beginning was boring static warfare while latter explained the political intrigue. More

Gudrun  S

the toal antiwar story

by Gudrun S on Mar 24, 2011

tGeorge Orwell who is known for writing Animal Farm and 1984 which are fiction with a message... This book is the truth, his own experience , very beautiful description of the landscape, gentle and also very violent and he is courageous and has very close calls in the Spanish Civil War -- George ... More


Orwell lends humanity to the horrors of civil war

by Groundhog593 on Jan 10, 2009

Homage to Catalonia follows George Orwell?s time in Spain as a fighter in the Spanish Civil War. It keeps to a mostly chronological account, though his description of time spent in the trenches as militia fighter is rich and detailed, without enforcing a time-line on the events. Orwell went to Spain ... More

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