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The Resource Death of a Hero

Death of a Hero

Label
Death of a Hero
Title
Death of a Hero
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Summary
One of the great World War I antiwar novels—honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical Based on the author's experiences on the Western Front, Richard Aldington's first novel, Death of a Hero, finally joins the ranks of Penguin Classics. Our hero is George Winterbourne, who enlists in the British Expeditionary Army during the Great War and gets sent to France. After a rash of casualties leads to his promotion through the ranks, he grows increasingly cynical about the war and disillusioned by the hypocrisies of British society. Aldington's writing about Britain's ignorance of the tribulations of its soldiers is among the most biting ever published. Death of a Hero vividly evokes the morally degrading nature of combat as it rushes toward its astounding finish. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
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Richard Aldington
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / War & Military
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Death of a Hero
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003593
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101602935
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Death of a Hero
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003593
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101602935
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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