All Quiet on the Western Front

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Random House, Nov 23, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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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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A Timeless Classic

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Pros: Tells it like it is. War is not glamorous. Cons: Because it's old, people *think* it's outdated. It's not. It's incredible how short our memories are. Gore Vidal calls us the United States of ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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.

Brian Murdoch was born in 1944. He is Professor of German at Stirling University.

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