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A tale of two cities

by: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.

Editions:3243  Date:1800 - 2021  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 war.

Editions:1093  Date:0001 - 2021  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

As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth. Includes discussion questions.

Editions:1331  Date:1898 - 2021  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:1383  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):War stories, War fiction, War fiction, War stories, Romance fiction


All quiet on the Western front

by:Remarque, Erich Maria 1898-1970

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:1662  Date:1831 - 2021  Genre(s):War stories, War fiction, War fiction, War stories, History


Gone with the wind


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:1296  Date:1036 - 2022  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, War stories, War fiction


For whom the bell tolls

by:Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

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:1192  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):History, War stories, War fiction, War fiction, War stories


Catch-22 : a novel

by:Heller, Joseph, 1923-1999

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him.

Editions:675  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):War stories, War fiction, War fiction, War stories, Humorous fiction


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:338  Date:1966 - 2020  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, War stories, Science fiction, Science fiction


The spy

by:Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

Inspired by accusations of venality leveled at the men who captured Major Andre (Benedict Arnold's co-conspirator, executed for espionage in 1780), Cooper's novel centers on Harry Birch, a common man wrongly suspected by well-born Patriots of being a spy for the British. Even George Washington, who supports Birch, misreads the man, and when Washington offers him payment for information vital to the Patriot's cause, Birch scorns the money and asserts that his action were motivated not by financial reward, but by his devotion to the fight for independence. A historical adventure tale reminiscent of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels, The Spy is also a parable of the American experience, a reminder that the nation's survival, like its Revolution, depends on judging people by their actions, not their class or reputations.

Editions:931  Date:1700 - 2020  Genre(s):History, War stories, Historical fiction, Spy fiction, Historical fiction

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