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Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet on the Western Front - FIRST EDITION - 1ST DJ - Erich REMARQUE - 1929
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1929. Please see item description. All Quiet on the Western Front REMARQUE, Erich Maria Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company Location: Boston Date: 1929 Binding: Octavo, full bound oatmeal cloth with red and black lettering. Pages: 291 Original Price: $2.50 Edition: First American Edition Printing: First Printing Description: First Edition, First Printing of Erich Maria Remarque's landmark novel of the 20th century, All Quiet on the Western Front. Presenting in it's notoriously fragile 1st Impression Dust Jacket priced at $2.50 with the requisite "FIRST AMERICAN PRINTING 100,000 COPIES" on the rear flap. A wonderful example. Translated from the German by A. W. Wheen. The German original, "Im Westen Nichts Neues" was published in January 1929 with the English edition following that April, 1929. The story of Paul Baumer, who 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. "The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure" (The New York Times … [Click Below for Full Description]
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