All Quiet on the Western Front (Paperback)

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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 Baumer, 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.
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"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.

About the Author


ERICK MARIA REMARQUE (1898 1970) was a German teacher, soldier and author.

Praise For…


“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780449911495
ISBN-10: 0449911497
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 29th, 1996
Pages: 304
Language: English