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The Resource A soldier of the great war, Mark Helprin

A soldier of the great war, Mark Helprin

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A soldier of the great war
Title
A soldier of the great war
Statement of responsibility
Mark Helprin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Alessandro Giuliani, the son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, trees shimmer in the sun beneath a sky of perfect blue, and at night the moon is amber as Rome seethes with light. He races horses across country to the sea, climbs in the Alps, and is a student of painting and aesthetics. And he falls in love, deeply and eternally. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, finds himself unexpectedly on the road with an illiterate young factory worker. During a walk over days and nights, the old man tells the story of his life. How he was a soldier, a hero, a prisoner, and a deserter. And how he tragically lost one family, but gained another. Dazzled by the action and envious of the richness and color of the story, the boy realizes that the old man's magnificent tale of love and war is more than just a tale: It is the recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and above all, a love song for his family."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Helprin, Mark
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.E4775
LC item number
S65 2005
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
A Harvest book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older men
  • Italy
Label
A soldier of the great war, Mark Helprin
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Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
860 p.
Isbn
9780151836000
Lccn
2005276411
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60420541
  • (OCoLC)ocm60420541
  • 2091605
Label
A soldier of the great war, Mark Helprin
Link
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
860 p.
Isbn
9780151836000
Lccn
2005276411
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60420541
  • (OCoLC)ocm60420541
  • 2091605

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