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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.

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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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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
022689
Title
A Soldier of the Great War
Author
Helprin, Mark
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York; (1991)
Keywords
WWI
Bookseller catalogs
World War II;

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Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.

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