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Riassunto: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
THE COMPLETE UNCENSORED EDITION ? THE WORLD WAR II MASTERPIECE AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE READ ? WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company?s boxing team, he gets ?the treatment? that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he?s risking his career to have an affair with his commanding officer?s wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: The Army is their heart and blood?and, possibly, their death.
This new edition features an Afterword by George Hendrick, a James Jones scholar, who discusses the novel?s origin and eventual censorship at the hands of its first publisher. Now the original language has at last been restored to the most important American novel to come out of World War II. From Here to Eternity re-creates the authentic soldier experience and captures, like nothing else, the honor and savagery of man.
Foreword by William Styron
?A work of genius.? ?Saturday Review
?Extraordinary and utterly irresistible . . . a compelling and compassionate story.? ?Los Angeles Times
?A blockbuster of a book . . . raw and brutal and angry.? ?The New York Times
?Ferocious . . . the most realistic and forceful novel I?ve read about life in the army.? ?The New Yorker
Recensione: This is a long, satisfying, commanding novel of the soldiers who were poised on the brink of real manhood when World War II flung them unceremoniously into that abyss. Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt is the nonconformist hero who refuses to box at Schofield Barracks and is slowly destroyed by his own rebelliousness. Around him, others are fighing their own small battles--and losing. It's worth noting that Jones' 1951 audience was shocked by his frank language and the sexual preoccupations of his characters.
Titolo: From Here to Eternity
Casa editrice: Delacorte Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1980
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97804400275153.0
Descrizione libro Delacorte Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0440027519I3N01
Descrizione libro Delacorte Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2578526830
Descrizione libro Delacorte Press, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Printing Language: eng 1st Printing Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria 000019
Descrizione libro Delacorte Press, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Green hard boards with leather-like spine covering and gilt lettering on the spine. A First Delacorte Printing. This is Ex-Library with the usual library markings and pocket. Blind stamp on flyleaf. Otherwise good, tight copy of James Jones' extraordinary first novel. The DJ is price clipped and is protected with a clear plastic covering. The story of a soldier stationed on Oahu, in the years just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a member of the Standing Army, a bugler who played taps at Arlington. Essentially his own person, he must confront the Army's will to stamp out his individuality and turn him into someone he doesn't want to be. "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY" received the naiotnal Book Award in 1951 and was made into a major motion picture"; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 861 pages. Codice libro della libreria 276