Homage to Catalonia

George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s brutally honest account of his experience as a militiaman during the Spanish Civil War. The Folio Society edition is illustrated with 35 black and white photographs sourced from Magnum and Catalan archives.

When civil war broke out in Spain in 1936, Orwell, like many other European socialists, was quick to join the fight against Fascism. And so, in December that year, he found himself in Catalonia with a 40-year-old rifle, no helmet, uniform, maps or tools, and a platoon of near children under his command.

Quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed cloth sides

Set in Plantin

296 pages

Frontispiece and 35 black & white integrated photographs

Blocked slipcase

9½˝ × 6¼˝

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