Homage to Catalonia / Down and Out in Paris and London

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Homage to Catalonia is both a memoir of Orwell’s experience at the front in the Spanish Civil War and a tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. Down and Out in Paris and London chronicles the adventures of a penniless British writer who finds himself rapidly descending into the seedy heart of two great European cities. This edition brings together two powerful works from one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.

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Overview

Homage to Catalonia is both a memoir of Orwell’s experience at the front in the Spanish Civil War and a tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. Down and Out in Paris and London chronicles the adventures of a penniless British writer who finds himself rapidly descending into the seedy heart of two great European cities. This edition brings together two powerful works from one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547447339
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 286,611
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    A good book.

    If you like reading military genre from a soldier's perspective, you will find Homage to Catalonia interesting. It is very political at times, but written in such a way that you can skip these areas if you want. That is two, maybe three, chapters are dedicated almost exclusively to politics, but you are warned by the author before reading them.

    Down and Out in Paris and London provides a good look at the goings on in Paris and London in the 1920s--from the perspective of a poor man. Before reading this book I had no idea that Orwell ever lived in such a state of destitution.

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