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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  

All Quiet on the Western Front

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November 2012 Guest Editor Kate Mosse on All Quiet On the Western Front...

I write about war and the consequences of war, the way ordinary people are caught up in events larger than themselves. Written by a veteran of the First World War, to my mind this it the finest anti-war novel of them all. The story of a young German soldier in WWI, it lays bare the futility of war and with the most heart breaking closing paragraph.

A 2011 World Book Night selection.

One by one the boys begin to fall...In 1914, a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'glorious war'. With the fire and patriotism of youth, they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young 'unknown soldier' experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches.

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque


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This most famous German anti-war novel was publicly denounced by the Nazis. It tells the story of six German youths and their grim experiences in the trenches during World War I. (Kirkus UK)

About the Author

Erich Maria Remarque

Erich Maria Remarque was born in 1899. He fought and was injured in the trenches in the First World War when he was eighteen years old. He was exiled and his works were burnt by the Nazis. He lived in America and Switzerland and married and divorced his first wife twice before marrying the celebrated Hollywood actress Paulette Goddard. He published several novels after All Quiet on the Western Front, the most famous of which is The Road Back. He died in 1970.

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Publication date

3rd January 1998

Author

Erich Maria Remarque

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Publisher

Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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First World War fiction

ISBN

9780099532811

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