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Orwell was working as a journalist during the Spanish Civil War during 1936. This book is a compilation of his experiences during the civil war. Orwell not only wrote about the war but during the war even took up arms to fight for his ideas and beliefs.
What makes this book stand out?
“’Homage to Catalonia,” is more than a memoir. The book represents the political views which were hard to understand in his time.
Read it for
Orwell beautifully describes the environment and the atmosphere during the time of Spanish Civil War.
Don't read it for
The book contains some chapters which are strictly about the government and the political parties, which becomes tiring and annoying.