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The Resource Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell

Label
Homage to Catalonia
Title
Homage to Catalonia
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed. As important as the story of the war itself is Orwell's analysis of why the Communist Party sabotaged the workers' revolution and branded the P.O.U.M. as Trotskyist, which provides an essential key to understanding the outcome of the war and an ironic sidelight on international Communism. It was during this period in Spain that Orwell learned for himself the nature of totalitarianism in practice, an education that laid the groundwork for his great books Animal Farm and 1984"--Publisher's website
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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144872
Cataloging source
BDS
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1903-1950
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Orwell, George
Dewey number
946.081092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1905-1975
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Trilling, Lionel
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Orwell, George
  • Spain
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This ed. includes an introduction and a new note. -Previous ed. (i.e. Complete works ed.): London : Secker & Warburg, 1986
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000021460765
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xvii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780141183053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)42954349
Label
Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell
Publication
Note
This ed. includes an introduction and a new note. -Previous ed. (i.e. Complete works ed.): London : Secker & Warburg, 1986
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000021460765
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xvii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780141183053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)42954349

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