Vintage War

8 books in this series
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
The most famous anti-war novel ever written.

In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'glorious war'. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young 'unknown soldier' experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches.

'Remarque's evocation of the horrors of modern warfare has lost none of its force' The Times

TRANSLATED BY BRIAN MURDOCH

This series of war novels from Vintage Classics presents eight powerful stories about the horror and waste of war - each a passionate plea to prevent its repetition.
Diary of an Ordinary Woman
Diary of an Ordinary Woman
Here is twentieth-century woman in close-up, coping with the tragedies and upheavals of women's lives from WWI to Greenham Common and beyond.

Margaret Forster presents the 'edited' diary of a woman, born in 1901, whose life spans the twentieth century. On the eve of the Great War, Millicent King begins to keep her journal and vividly records the dramas of everyday life in a family touched by war, tragedy, and money troubles. From bohemian London to Rome in the 1920s her story moves on to social work and the build-up to another war, in which she drives ambulances through the bombed streets of London. A triumph of resolution and evocation, this is a beautifully observed story of an ordinary woman's life - a narrative where every word rings true.

'Not only is the background of social and political change meticulously accurate...but there is everything one would expect from a well-kept diary. This is fiction: yet it is true.' Guardian

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

This series of war novels from Vintage Classics presents eight powerful stories about the horror and waste of war - each a passionate plea to prevent its repetition.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Hemingway's great novel of the Spanish Civil War

High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels...

'One of the greatest novels which our troubled age will produce' Observer

**One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

This series of war novels from Vintage Classics presents eight powerful stories about the horror and waste of war - each a passionate plea to prevent its repetition.
The Heat of the Day
The Heat of the Day
A haunting portrayal of love and betrayal in a London hollowed by war.

It is wartime London, and the carelessness of people with no future flows through the evening air. Stella discovers that her lover Robert is suspected of selling information to the enemy. Harrison, the British intelligence agent on his trail, wants to bargain, the price for his silence being Stella herself. Caught between two men and unsure who she can trust, the flimsy structures of Stella's life begin to crumble.

'Probably the most intelligent noir ever written' Los Angeles Times

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROY FOSTER

This series of war novels from Vintage Classics presents eight powerful stories about the horror and waste of war - each a passionate plea to prevent its repetition
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
This is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.

*WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014*

'An unforgettable story of men at war' The Times

This series of war novels from Vintage Classics presents eight powerful stories about the horror and waste of war - each a passionate plea to prevent its repetition.
Slaughterhouse 5
Slaughterhouse 5
Read Kurt Vonnegut's powerful masterpiece, which is as timely now as when it was first published.

Billy Pilgrim – hapless barber's assistant, successful optometrist, alien abductee, senile widower and soldier – has become unstuck in time. Hiding in the basement of a slaughterhouse in Dresden, with the city and its inhabitants burning above him, he finds himself a survivor of one of the most deadly and destructive battles of the Second World War. But when, exactly? How did he get here? And how does he get out?

Travel through time and space on the shoulders of Vonnegut himself. This is a book about war. Listen to what he has to say: it is of the utmost urgency.

‘An extraordinary success. A book to read and reread. He is a true artist’ New York Times Book Review

This series of war novels from Vintage Classics presents eight powerful stories about the horror and waste of war - each a passionate plea to prevent its repetition.
The Sorrow of War
The Sorrow of War
Based on true experiences of Bao Ninh and banned by the communist party, The Sorrow of War is revered as the ‘All Quiet on the Western Front for our era’.

Kien’s job is to search the Jungle of Screaming Souls for corpses. He knows the area well – this was where, in the dry season of 1969, his battalion was obliterated by American napalm and helicopter gunfire. Kien was one of only ten survivors. This book is his attempt to understand the eleven years of his life he gave to a senseless war.

'A book about writing, about lost youth, it is also a beautiful agonising love story... a magnificent achievement.' Independent

TRANSLATED BY FRANK PALMOS AND PHAN THANH HAO


This series of war novels from Vintage Classics presents eight powerful stories about the horror and waste of war - each a passionate plea to prevent its repetition.
The Tin Drum
The Tin Drum
Bitter and impassioned, The Tin Drum delivers a scathing dissection of Germany and Poland under the Nazis.

On his third birthday Oskar decides to stop growing. Haunted by the deaths of his parents and wielding his tin drum Oskar recounts the events of his extraordinary life; from the long nightmare of the Nazi era to his anarchic adventures is post-war Germany.

'Grass is one of the master fabulists of our age' The Times

TRANSLATED BY BREON MITCHELL

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

This series of war novels from Vintage Classics presents eight powerful stories about the horror and waste of war - each a passionate plea to prevent its repetition.

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