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A tale of two cities

by:Digengsi (Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870)

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy.

Editions:2910  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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The red badge of courage

by:Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900

During his service in the Civil War, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about the war.

Editions:999  Date:0001 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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The war of the worlds

by:Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorized by aliens in tall, armored capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson tells how he was plunged into a paralyzing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

Editions:1041  Date:1898 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, War stories, War fiction

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A farewell to arms

by:Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

By turns romantic and harshly realistic, Hemingway's story of a tragic romance set against the brutality and confusion of World War I cemented his fame as a stylist and as a writer of extraordinary literary power. A volunteer ambulance driver and a beautiful English nurse fall in love when he is wounded on the Italian front. The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto -- of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized -- is one of the greatest moments in literary history. A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was 30 years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway.

Editions:1237  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):War stories, War fiction, War fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction


Gone with the wind

by:Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949

After the Civil War sweeps away the genteel life to which she has been accustomed, Scarlett O'Hara sets about to salvage her plantation home.

Editions:1113  Date:1036 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, War fiction


All quiet on the western front

by:Remarque, Erich Maria

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--if only he can come out of the war alive.

Editions:1219  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):War stories, War fiction, War fiction, History


For whom the bell tolls

by:Hemingway, Ernest

After a young American is injured while blowing up a bridge behind enemy lines in the Spanish Civil War, he waits alone with a submachine gun for the enemy's approach.

Editions:1078  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):History, War stories, War fiction, War fiction, War stories


Catch-22, : a novel

by:Heller, Joseph

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.

Editions:574  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):War stories, War fiction, War fiction, War stories, Humorous fiction


The black arrow : a tale of the two roses

by:Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

A young Englishman, seeking to avenge the death of his father, becomes involved in the band of the Black Arrow and the events of the War of the Roses.

Editions:885  Date:1880 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Juvenile works, War stories, Historical fiction

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Slaughterhouse-five : or, The children's crusade, a duty-dance with death

by:Vonnegut, Kurt

Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present.

Editions:326  Date:1966 - 2017  Genre(s):War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Science fiction, War fiction


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