The Penguin Book of First World War Stories

  • Title: The Penguin Book of First World War Stories
  • Author: Barbara Korte Ann-Marie Einhaus Richard Aldington Stacy Aumonier Julian Barnes Mary Borden Harold Brighouse John Buchan
  • ISBN: 9780141442150
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Penguin Book of First World War Stories An illuminating anthology of World War I fiction by some of England s best known writers This new collection of short stories about World War I features works by such famous British authors as Joseph
    An illuminating anthology of World War I fiction by some of England s best known writers This new collection of short stories about World War I features works by such famous British authors as Joseph Conrad, W Somerset Maugham, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Buchan, Rudyard Kipling, D H Lawrence, John Galsworthy, Radclyffe Hall, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Graves, Muriel SpaAn illuminating anthology of World War I fiction by some of England s best known writers This new collection of short stories about World War I features works by such famous British authors as Joseph Conrad, W Somerset Maugham, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Buchan, Rudyard Kipling, D H Lawrence, John Galsworthy, Radclyffe Hall, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Graves, Muriel Spark, and Julian Barnes Written during the war and after, these stories illustrate the impact of the Great War on British society and culture, as well as the many ways in which short fiction contributed to the literature of that time period.

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    1. I’ve decided to read these 25 short stories depicting the impact of World War I, the Great War, by their writers with different stature and fame, thinking it would be boringly formidable if I simply keep reading respectively from No. 1 (Arthur Machen, ‘The Bowmen’) to No. 25 (Julian Barnes, ‘Evermore’). One of the reasons is that I prefer reading stories written by those familiar writers (as listed on my mind from my reading exploration) whose style and wording should encourage my unde [...]

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    2. This was a recommendation by one of our local librarians, which initially brought my attention to it. I am a US Navy Gulf War I vet who served aboard the USS Normandy (CG-60) as a plankowner. I became deeply immersed in WWII lore for an extended time & finally became satiated with it. At some point, having had both grandfathers as a part of WWI, I began to take a greater interest in that conflict. Here is some food for thought - the US entered WWI on 06 April 1917, so while I was reading thi [...]

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    3. Frankly a bit disappointing, this Penguin anthology. A few of the stories are only peripherally about war, in particular D. H. Lawrence's "Tickets, Please" and Robert Grossman's "Company", and though the general level of the stories is passable, many of the more eminent practitioners, Conrad, Maugham and Mansfield, are represented by their lesser stories. The editor writes that WWI stories are neglected, and if the quality is sparse, why only select stories from the British perspective and omit [...]

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    4. A 5 minus rather than a full 5-star, but a superb anthology, well presented and with almost no duds. In a book this size that's a big achievement. Well done, you German editors!

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    5. This anthology is strictly a British one. Only the British experience of the war is captured here. Divided into four sections namely – Front, Spies & Intelligence, At Home and In Retrospect, the collection provided some interesting perspectives on the Great War that were new to me.Julian Barnes for instance writes: “She hated Hitler’s war for diminishing the memory of the Great War, for allotting it a number, the mere first among two. And she hated the way in which the Great War was he [...]

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    6. This was a collection of short stories written about WWI, and I wish I could give it a 3.5 stars. I liked that the stories were divided up into four sections: Front, Spies and Intelligence, At Home, and In Retrospect. Primarily I picked up this book because I like history and it is too easy to forget WWI, it always seems to get over shadowed by more recent conflicts. My favorite story was "Blind" by Mary Borden, however there were several that I liked and almost all of them were interesting. Mos [...]

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    7. as with any collection of short stories the quality of these varies. Some are brilliant, beautiful and moving, some are less wonderful. Worth reading the collection, if only to contrast those written by combatants and those written by later authors.

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    8. A good collection of First world war stories, gives a good glimpse of the war that was believed to be the end of all wars. The study and cultural representation of Great war could be considered as the beginning of anti-war movements.

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    9. A fascinating anthology, just read the authors I was most familiar with as very heavily requested. So will be ordering it again. Some of my favourites were as I say by authors I was familiar with, and I liked the way the book was split into sections.

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    10. Excellent! Read as background for WWI book group at my public library.

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