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The Resource Death of a hero, Richard Aldington ; introduction by James H. Meredith

Death of a hero, Richard Aldington ; introduction by James H. Meredith

Label
Death of a hero
Title
Death of a hero
Statement of responsibility
Richard Aldington ; introduction by James H. Meredith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the great World War I antiwar novels--honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical. Based on the author's experiences on the Western Front, Richard Aldington's first novel, Death of a Hero, finally joins the ranks of Penguin Classics. Our hero is George Winterbourne, who enlists in the British Expeditionary Army during the Great War and gets sent to France. After a rash of casualties leads to his promotion through the ranks, he grows increasingly cynical about the war and disillusioned by the hypocrisies of British society. Aldington's writing about Britain's ignorance of the tribulations of its soldiers is among the most biting ever published. Death of a Hero vividly evokes the morally degrading nature of combat as it rushes toward its astounding finish. "--
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DLC
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1892-1962
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aldington, Richard
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6001.L4
LC item number
D4 2013
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Penguin classics
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World War, 1914-1918
Label
Death of a hero, Richard Aldington ; introduction by James H. Meredith
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxii, 344 p.
Isbn
9780143106876
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012036338
System control number
  • ocn811337439
  • (OCoLC)811337439
Label
Death of a hero, Richard Aldington ; introduction by James H. Meredith
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxii, 344 p.
Isbn
9780143106876
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012036338
System control number
  • ocn811337439
  • (OCoLC)811337439

Library Locations

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