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  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099561156
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

War Stories




A unique anthology that brings together the best fictional writing about war in the last century

In this unique and compelling anthology, Sebastian Faulks and Jorg Hensgen have collected the best fiction about war in the twentieth century. Ranging from the First World War to the Gulf War, these stories depict a soldier's experience from call-up, battle and comradeship, to leave, hospital and trauma in later life. Truly international in scope, this anthology includes stories by Erich Maria Remarque and Pat Barker, Isaac Babel and Ernest Hemingway, Heinrich Boll and Norman Mailer, JG Ballard and Tim O'Brien, Julian Barnes and Louis de Bernieres. Together they form a powerful and moving evocation of the horrors of war.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099561156
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for War Stories

“The range is international, the impeccable standards of writing never dip. This is some of the finest writing about war”

Independent on Sunday

“An anthology that tries, in a century that has made an art form of killing, to make sense of it all”

Guardian

“A substantial and compelling read”

Metro


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