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Death of a Hero
Author: Richard Aldington

ISBN: 9780143106876
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 24 April 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3 x 1.8

One of the great antiwar novels of all time-honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical.

Acclaimed poet Richard Aldington based his first novel on his own experiences on the Western Front during World War I. It tells the story of George Winterbourne, who enlists in the British Army and is 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 the ignorance of Britain to the tribulations of its soldiers is utterly scathing, and his prose vividly evokes the morally degrading nature of combat. As Death of a Hero races to its astounding finish, the novel builds into a masterpiece of war literature.

Introduction by James H. Meredith

'[Death of a Hero] takes its place among the half dozen superb stories of the war that will not let me forget.' The Nation

'[A] book impossible to ignore.' Arnold Bennett

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