ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT is the most famous anti-war novel ever written.
One by one the boys begin to fall…
In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the ‘glorious war’. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young ‘unknown soldier’ experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches.
About the Author
Erich Maria Remarque was born in 1899. He fought and was injured in the trenches in the First World War when he was eighteen years old. He was exiled and his works were burnt by the Nazis. He lived in America and Switzerland and married and divorced his first wife twice before marrying the celebrated Hollywood actress Paulette Goddard. He published several novels after All Quiet on the Western Front, the most famous of which is The Road Back. He died in 1970.
This most famous German anti-war novel was publicly denounced by the Nazis. It tells the story of six German youths and their grim experiences in the trenches during World War I. (Kirkus UK)
Series: Vintage War
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.2 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.17