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All Quiet on the Western Front (Reissue) (Paperback) (Erich Maria Remarque & A. W. Wheen)

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Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . .This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive.Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.“The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”The New York Times Book Review
The testament of Paul Baumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I, illuminates the savagery and futility of war.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 295
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary, War + Military
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Erich Maria Remarque & A. W. Wheen
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 1996
TCIN: 11395741
UPC: 9780449911495
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5483
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