All Quiet on the Western Front: New Windmills : 9780435121464

All Quiet on the Western Front: New Windmills

Remarque, Erich Maria
 
Edition
 
ISBN
 
9780435121464
ISBN 10
 
0435121464
Published
 
01/11/1989
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
Pages
 
250
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$27.29
 
 
 
Description

Little Albert Kropp; Muller who still carries his schoolbooks; Leer, with an eye for the girls and Paul Baumer missed by his sick mother—these are four classmates who have volunteered for the German army in 1914, with youthful optimism.

This is the story of their First World War—theirs and millions like them.

We read of carnage and shell-shock, but also of small comforts and jokes, tricks to get extra rations, stretches of boredom and banality.

No novel has portrayed more universally what Owen, writing of the same period, called "the pity of war".