With an introduction by Julian Symons
'An unrivalled picture of the rumors, suspicions and treachery of civil war' Anthony Beevor
'Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism as I understand it'. Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he bring to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode.
'A war story that is both brutally honest and lyrically beautiful.' Michael Shelden, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Century
'A war story that is both brutally honest and lyrically beautiful' Michael Sheldon, Daily Telegraph
The Authoritative Text