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All Quiet on the Western Front
London, Putnam's, (1929). The first British edition (March, 1929) of one of the classic war -- and, ultimately, anti-war -- novels of the 20th century, which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie, with Oscar wins in 1930 for both Best Picture and Best Director. Remarque's account of the experiences of a group of young German soldiers in World War I, written a decade after the war ended, captured the horrors of war and the disillusionment and destruction of an entire generation of young men, a theme that applied not just to his native Germany, where the book was a bestseller when it was published early in 1929, but elsewhere in Europe and in America, where it became a timeless classic. Mild age toning to pages and boards; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with just a shallow chip at the spine crown. [#034748] $3,000

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