Three Comrades

Three Comrades

Book - 1937
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From the acclaimed author of All Quiet on the Western Front comes Three Comrades, a harrowing novel that follows a group of friends as they cope with upheaval in Germany between World Wars I and II.
 
The year is 1928. On the outskirts of a large German city, three young men are earning a thin and precarious living. Fully armed young storm troopers swagger in the streets. Restlessness, poverty, and violence are everywhere. For these three, friendship is the only refuge from the chaos around them. Then the youngest of them falls in love, and brings into the group a young woman who will become a comrade as well, as they are all tested in ways they can have never imagined.
 
Written with the same overwhelming simplicity and directness that made All Quiet on the Western Front a classic, Three Comrades portrays the greatness of the human spirit, manifested through characters who must find the inner resources to live in a world they did not make, but must endure.
 
"The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure."-- The New York Times Book Review
Publisher: Boston : Little, [c1937].
ISBN: 9780449912423
0449912426
Branch Call Number: REMAR
Characteristics: 479 p.

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Jul 06, 2016

One of my all time favourtes. A deeply beautiful novel about friendship, love and being human.

patienceandfortitude Aug 04, 2012

Although this book was very sad, it is beautifully written. It made me think about what life would be like for young men in Germany who survived the first war and then had to live in the wrecked economy of their country. A very worthwhile read.

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