20tH Century: World War I
the good soLdier ŠveJk
And His Fortunes in the World War
Translated with an Introduction by Cecil Parrott
Illustrated by Josef Lada
this antiwar novel portrays the “little man” fighting official-
dom and bureaucracy with the only weapons available to
him—passive resistance, subterfuge, native wit, and dumb
Penguin Classics • 784 pp. • 978-0-14-044991-4 • $16.00
J sPringboks on the soMMe
South Africa in the First World War
examines the many ways that the global war tugged the
new union of South africa and its people into a series of
conflicts, from domestic rebellion to conflict in Germany’s
african colonies to the battlefields of europe. B/w photos.
Penguin s. Africa • 300 pp. • 978-0-14-302535-1 • $52.00
the PriCe of gLory
“Brilliantly written....very readable; almost like a histori-
cal novel—except that it’s true.”—field marshal viscount
montgomery. “a masterpiece.”—The New York Times.
Penguin • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-017041-2 • $16.00
also avaiable: The Fall of Paris, page 28; To Lose a Battle, page 9
the radetzky MarCh
Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
a portrait of three generations set against the panoramic back-
ground of the declining austro-Hungarian empire. translated
by a three-time winner of the pen translation prize.
Overlook • 332 pp. • 978-1-58567-326-1 • $16.95
the eastern front, 1914-1917
“It is very rare that a book remains a landmark in its field for
twenty years. this is one example. It is still the best book on
the eastern front.”—orlando figes.
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-026725-9 • $15.00
storM of steeL
Translated with an Introduction by Michael Hofmann
“to read this extraordinary book is to gain unique insight
into the compelling nature of organized, industrialized violence....[a] superlative translation.”—niall ferguson. “I Hew Strachan
can’t remember when I’ve read a book as thrilling and hyp- the first WorLd War
notic, asperverselymagnificent....Jünger’s great bookmat- “a brilliant feat.”—John Keegan. “quite simply the best
ter-of-factly conveys the mysterious glamour of war, the short history of the war in print. Strachan provides a his-
exhilaration of its excess and intensity and, not least, the tory of the war as a global conflict, waged for fundamental
undeniable glory of men bravely preparing for battle as for issues that continue to shape our values, and the way we
‘some terrible silent ceremonial that portends human sacri- see the world.”—dennis Showalter. “this is a powerful and
fice.’”—michael dirda, The Washington Post Book World. highly readable account of the determining event of the
Penguin Classics • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-243790-2 • $15.00 twentieth century. the many photographs are outstand-
Winner of the oxford Weidenfeld translation prize ing.”—paul Johnson. maps, photographs, notes.
Penguin • 384 pp. • 978-0-14-303518-3 • $17.00
Barbara Korte and Ann-Marie Einhaus, editors
J the Penguin book
of first WorLd War stories
a new collection of short stories by some of Britain’s best-
known authors. Includes fiction by 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.
Penguin Classics • 432 pp. • 978-0-14-144215-0 • $17.00
George Walter, editor
J the Penguin book
of first WorLd War Poetry
Introduction by the editor
Selections from the works of British, european, and
american writers—Hardy, Kipling, rupert Brooke, Siegfried
Sassoon, and Wilfred owen among them, plus poetry by
women writing from the home front, and the anonymous
lyrics of soldiers’ songs. notes, biographies for each poet.
Penguin Classics • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-118190-5 • $17.00
America and the First World War
part military history, part social analysis, part memoir. mead
highlights the role of the american expeditionary force
and exposes the often turbulent relationship between the
american and the allied forces.
Overlook • 478 pp. • 978-1-58567-323-0 • $19.95
The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce
“Beautiful, brutal, and deeply moving.”—Baltimore Sun.
Plume • 224 pp. • 978-0-452-28367-1 • $15.00
also available: 11 Days in December and 15 Stars, page 11
the Confusions of young törLess
Translated by Shaun Whiteside
Introduction by J. M. Coetzee
“Illustrates the crisis of a whole society, where the breakdown
of traditional values and the cult of pitiless masculine strength
were soon to lead to the cataclysm of the first World War
and later to the rise of fascism.”—Translation Review.
Penguin Classics • 176 pp. • 978-0-14-218000-6 • $13.00
the return of the soLdier
Introduction by Samuel Hynes
this story of three women and a shell-shocked soldier during
World War I, explores shifts in england’s class structures.
Penguin Classics • 112 pp. • 978-0-14-118065-6 • $12.00
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