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Homage to Catalonia

George Orwell


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Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's personal account of his time fighting as a corporal in the Spanish Civil war, as part of the POUM militia (The Workers' Party of Marxist Unification) of the Republican army. It was first published in 1938 and the experience he wrote about solidified his political outlook. Although joining the POUM happened somewhat by chance, Orwell served on the Aragon front for 115 days, almost dying at one point when he was shot through the throat by a sniper. His usual publisher, Gollancz, rejected Homage to Catalonia because it contained criticisms of the Stalinists in Spain, and so he found a more sympathetic one, Frederic Warburg, who was more willing to publish books by the so called dissident left.

This book has 126 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1938.

Production notes: This ebook of Homage to Catalonia was published by Global Grey on the 6th October 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Great Day of Gerona' by César Álvarez Dumont.

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