All Quiet on the Western Front (Paperback)Wayne Vansant (author)
- We can order this
Hailed by many as the greatest war novel of all time and publicly burned by the Nazis for being "degenerate", Erich Maria Remarque's masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, is an elegant statement on a generation of men destroyed by war.
Caught up by a romantic sense of patriotism and encouraged to enlist by authority figures who would not risk their lives to do the same, Paul Baumer and his classmates join the fighting in the trenches of the Western Front in World War I. He is soon disenchanted by the constant bombardments and ruthless struggle to survive. Through years in battle, Paul and those he serves with become men defined by the violence around them, desperate to stay as decent as they can while growing more and more distant from the society for which they are fighting.
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 260 x 168 mm
"If I suddenly had universal authority, I would order every world leader, every man or woman capable of summoning an army to fight for a cause, to read this book, either in the original that was published shortly after World War I, or in this modern graphic version. It tells a story so compelling, so necessary, about the human costs of war, that those leaders might, at least, think twice before ordering young men to lay down their lives amid the gore and senselessness of battle." - San Diego Jewish World
"All Quiet On The Western Front has been beautifully adapted. The story and characters are 100% believable. All human life is here, and sadly death too. Tragic and moving in equal measure, All Quiet On The Western Front is highly recommended." - Hellbound
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?