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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Remarque, Erich Maria Stone, Norman(Introduction by) Murdoch, Brian(Translated by)

Part of the Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series series
1101908084 / 9781101908082
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135 x 211 mm, 425 grams 296 pages
Quiz No: 202460, Points 10.00, Book Level 6.00,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
On the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I: a hardcover edition of the classic tale of a young German soldier's harrowing experiences in the trenches, widely acclaimed as the greatest war novel of all time.

When twenty-year-old Paul Bäumer and his classmates enlist in the German army during World War I, they are full of youthful enthusiam. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught to believe in shatters under the first brutal bombardment in the trenches. Through the ensuing years of 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. Erich Maria Remarque's classic novel not only portrays in vivid detail the combatants' physical and mental trauma, but dramatizes as well the tragic detachment from civilian life felt by many upon returning home. Remarque's stated intention--"to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war"--remains as powerful and relevant as ever, a century after that conflict's end.


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