The Levant Trilogy (Paperback)Olivia Manning (author)
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The classic World War II trilogy: 'The finest fictional record of the war produced by a British writer' Anthony Burgess
As Rommel advances in wartorn Egypt, the lives of the civilian population come under threat. One such couple are Guy and Harriet Pringle, who have escaped the war in Europe only to find the conflict once more on their doorstep, providing a volatile backdrop to their own personal battles.
The civilian world meets the military through the figure of Simon Boulderstone, a young army officer who will witness the tragedy and tension of war on the frontier at first hand.
An outstanding author of wartime fiction, Olivia Manning brilliantly evokes here the world of the Levant - Egypt, Jerusalem and Syria - with perception and subtlety, humour and humanity.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm
'One of the "Five Best of World War II Fiction"' Antony Beevor, The Wall Street Journal
'Books not nearly as good are touted as definitive portraits of the war; very little on a best-seller list is more readable. Manning's giant six-volume effort is one of those combinations of soap opera and literature that are so rare you'd think it would meet the conditions of two kinds of audiences: those after what the trade calls 'a good read,' and those who want something more.' The New York Review of Books