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A Soldier of the Great War by  Mark Helprin - First Edition - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 022689)

A Soldier of the Great War

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A Soldier of the Great War

by Helprin, Mark

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New York; (1991): Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. First Edition. Octavo. Limited to 250 copies signed and number by the author. The present copy is number 161. The story of WWI through the voice of Alessandro who first sees action in the Tyrol, which is part of a ``phantom'' unit sent to Sicily to capture deserters. He becomes a deserter himself and later a prisoner sentenced to death--in short, undergoes experiences that encapsulate war's many horrors, ironies and tragedies. A fine copy bound in white cloth stamped with a bird in blind, spine lettering gilt, housed in publisher's maroon cloth slipcase.


A Soldier of the Great War (1991) is a novel by Mark Helprin concerning an aged World War I veteran who recounts his life and adventures while traveling with a young man he meets after the two of them are thrown off a bus, the former leaving after the latter is refused entry, as the older man marches toward a visit with his daughter, neither knowing the outcome of their journey.


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A Soldier of the Great War
Helprin, Mark
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First Edition
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York; (1991)
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