Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

The book is a personal account of the author's experiences during the Spanish Civil War, specifically his time with the POUM (Partit Obrer d'Unificaciรณ Marxista) militia in Catalonia. He provides an in-depth look at the social revolution that took place, the daily life of a soldier, the political infighting and betrayals among the Republican factions, and his eventual disillusionment with the cause he initially supported. The book is both a war memoir and a detailed analysis of a complex political situation.

The 402nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 807

Since this book was first published in 1938, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 807.0.

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