Orwell in Spain

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This volume collects together Orwell’s writings on his experience of the Spanish Civil War – the chaos at the Front, the futile young deaths for what became a confused cause, the antique weapons and the disappointment many British Socialists felt on arriving in Spain to help. It also includes the complete text of the nonfiction masterpiece ‘Homage to Catalonia’.

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Including Homage to Catalonia

‘Spain not only defined Orwell as an individual, it also gave him his first glimpse of totalitarianism’ D. J. Taylor, Guardian

George Orwell’s experience of the Spanish Civil War had a transformative effect on his life and work. This volume brings together his complete writings on the war, including Homage to Catalonia, his searing memoir of fighting in the conflict and the bitter betrayal that followed. The powerful journalism, essays, letters and pamphlets also collected here show his resolution to tell the truth about what happened amid a ‘crop of lies’ from both the Communist Party and the British press, while in ‘Looking Back on the Spanish War’ he remembers the heroism and decency of the ordinary people he encountered.

Edited by Peter Davison with an Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

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Weight 0.303 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

416

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

946.081092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K