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Death of a Hero

by Richard Aldington - £9.99  Penguin Putnam Inc (Penguin USA) (2013)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780143106876 | ISBN 10: 0143106872

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.

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