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To the Slaughterhouse : Peter Owen Modern Classic - Jean Giono

To the Slaughterhouse

Peter Owen Modern Classic

Paperback

Published: 18th November 2003
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Long regarded as one of France's finest writers, Jean Giono (1895-1971) is best known for his classic best seller The Man Who Planted Trees. Conscription reaches into the hills as the First World War comes to a small Provencial community one blazing August. A committed pacifist, Giono produced one of the most affecting accounts of war ever written, with its horrifying scenes of war and descriptions of harsh, primitive conditions in the trenches. His fiercely realistic novel contrasts the wholesale destruction of men, land, and animals at the front with the moral disintegration of the lonely and anxious people left behind. Last published in 1969. A Peter Owen Modern Classic.

'One of the most terrible and moving novels of war to have been written in our time.' - LISTENER 'Few books about the first world war have achieved a sharper intensity.' - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Giono's curious blend of mysticism and realism becomes more and more potent.' - JAMES FENTON in THE NEW STATESMAN 'A rhapsody of the triumphant earth, sensuous as the opening to The Rainbow, and as stark and exact from the retina as yesterday.' - GUARDIAN

War Spells Ruin for Your Rams, Your Ewe-Rams and Your Cropsp. 7
The Shepherds Haetp. 11
The Bavehp. 31
Julia Remembersp. 36
The Charity of the Worldp. 40
The Bluebottlep. 47
The Salt of the Earthp. 52
Regotazp. 66
There Will be No Pityp. 75
Waitingp. 109
Verdunp. 124
News from Josephp. 129
The Captainp. 133
Fire in the Bloodp. 138
Santerrep. 147
The Tin Boxp. 172
News from Casimirp. 177
Joseph's Left Handp. 184
To the Slaughterhousep. 187
The Shepherd's Blessingp. 207
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ISBN: 9780720612127
ISBN-10: 0720612128
Series: Peter Owen Modern Classic
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 18th November 2003
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Type: New edition