Iron Gustav: A Berlin Family Chronicle by Hans Fallada

Iron Gustav: A Berlin Family Chronicle

byHans Fallada

Paperback | August 26, 2014

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A powerful story of the shattering effects of the First World War on both a family and a country - from Hans Fallada, bestselling author of Alone in Berlin 'This remarkable work, now complete after 76 years, could well be one of the finest novels any of us will ever read' Irish Times Gustav Hackendahl's will is law. Known as 'Iron Gustav', he runs his family and his Berlin carriage business with stern, unyielding discipline. But his children have wills of their own, and soon they slip from his control - some to better lives, some towards disaster. As war breaks out and Gustav's beloved Germany is devastated by hardship and violence, he finds everything he believes in destroyed. Can the man of iron endure, or even change? Brutal and moving, written with Hans Fallada's gift for capturing the small tragedies of ordinary lives, Iron Gustav is a heartbreaking family chronicle and an unflinching portrayal of the First World War and its aftermath.

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Hans Fallada was born in Germany in 1893. His life was checkered by a failed adolescent suicide pact in which his friend died, addiction to morphine and alcohol, periods of incarceration in prison and mental hospitals, and brushes with the Nazi regime. His most famous novels include Little Man, What Now?, The Drinker and Alone in Berli...
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Title:Iron Gustav: A Berlin Family ChronicleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014119653X

ISBN - 13:9780141196534

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