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Title:Homage to Catalonia
Format Type:Ebook
Author:George Orwell, Lionel Trilling
Publisher:Harcourt, Inc.(Harvest Book)
ISBN:0156421178
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Number of Pages:232
Category:History, Non fiction, Politics, Classics, War, Memoir

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, Lionel Trilling

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Homage to Catalonia In Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists This famous account describes the war and Orwell s experiences Introduction by Lionel Trilling

1984

The year has come and gone but George Orwell s prophetic nightmarish vision in of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever i i is still the great modern classic of negative utopia a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words No one can deny the novel s hold on the imaginations of whole generations or the power of its admonitions a power that seems to grow not lessen with the passage of time


Animal Farm

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress justice and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization and in our most charismatic leaders the souls of our cruelest oppressors


Animal Farm / 1984

This edition features George Orwell s best known novels i i and i Animal Farm i with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens br br In i i London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood dedicated to the destruction of the Party Together with his beloved Julia he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be br br i Animal Farm i is Orwell s classic satire of the Russian Revolution an account of the bold struggle initiated by the animals that transforms Mr Jones s Manor Farm into Animal Farm a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal But are they


Down and Out in Paris and London

This unusual fictional account in good part autobiographical narrates without self pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down and out of two great cities The Parisian episode is fascinating for its expose of the kitchens of posh French restaurants where the narrator works at the bottom of the culinary echelon as dishwasher or plongeur In London while waiting for a job he experiences the world of tramps street people and free lodging houses In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society


Homage to Catalonia

In Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists This famous account describes the war and Orwell s experiences Introduction by Lionel Trilling


Burmese Days

Set in the days of the Empire with the British ruling in Burma this book describes corruption and imperial bigotry Flory a white timber merchant befriends Dr Veraswami a black enthusiast for the Empire whose downfall can only be prevented by membership at an all white club


Keep the Aspidistra Flying

London Gordon Comstock has declared war on the money god and Gordon is losing the war Nearly and rather moth eaten already a poet whose one small book of verse has fallen flatter than any pancake Gordon has given up a good job and gone to work in a bookshop at half his former salary Always broke but too proud to accept charity he rarely sees his few friends and cannot get the virginal Rosemary to bed because or so he believes If you have no money women won t love you On the windowsill of Gordon s shabby rooming house room is a sickly but unkillable aspidistra a plant he abhors as the banner of the sort of mingy lower middle class decency he is fleeing in his downward flight br br In i Keep the Aspidistra Flying i George Orwell has created a darkly compassionate satire to which anyone who has ever been oppressed by the lack of brass or by the need to make it will all too easily relate He etches the ugly insanity of what Gordon calls the money world in unflinching detail but the satire has a second edge too and Gordon himself is scarcely heroic In the course of his misadventures we become grindingly aware that his radical solution to the problem of the money world is no solution at all that in his desperate reaction against a monstrous system he has become something of a monster himself br br Orwell keeps both of his edges sharp to the very end a happy ending that poses tough questions about just how happy it really is That the book itself is not sour but constantly fresh and frequently funny is the result of Orwell s steady unsentimental attention to the telling detail his dry quiet humor his fascination with both the follies and the excellences of his characters and his courageous refusal to embrace the comforts of any easy answer


The Road to Wigan Pier

A searing account of George Orwell s experiences of working class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire i The Road to Wigan Pier i is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time His graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice slum housing mining conditions squalor hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty fury and great humanity


Coming Up for Air

George Bowling the hero of this comic novel is a middle aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children One day after winning some money from a bet he goes back to the village where he grew up to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before The pool alas is gone the village has changed beyond recognition and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF br


Shooting an Elephant

Shooting an Elephant is Orwell s searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd solely to avoid looking a fool The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as My Country Right or Left How the Poor Die and Such Such were the Joys his memoir of the horrors of public school as well as discussions of Shakespeare sleeping rough boys weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking Opinionated uncompromising provocative and hugely entertaining all show Orwell s unique ability to get to the heart of any subject


Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Animal Farm / 1984, Burmese Days, Animal Farm, Coming Up for Air, 1984, The Road to Wigan Pier, Shooting an Elephant, Homage to Catalonia, Down and Out in Paris and London