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Penguin Modern Classics The Wars

byTimothy Findley

Paperback | August 19, 2014

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Robert Ross, a sensitive nineteen-year-old Canadian officer, went to war—The War to End All Wars. He found himself in the nightmare world of trench warfare, of mud and smoke, of chlorine gas and rotting corpses. In this world gone mad, Robert Ross performed a last desperate act to declare his commitment to life in the midst of death.

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Timothy Findley (1930-2002) was one of Canada's most compelling and best-loved writers. He is the author of The Wars, which won the Governor General's Award and established him as one of Canada's leading writers, as well as Pilgrim and The Piano Man's Daughter, both finalists for The Giller Prize. His other novels, Headhunter, The Tell...
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Title:Penguin Modern Classics The WarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.74 × 5.05 × 0.6 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143191128

ISBN - 13:9780143191124

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am glad that I have read this book The Wars is the story of a young Canadian officer, Robert Ross, thrown in the midst of war, violence and death. I like the language, the sentences, the vision that Findley demonstrated in this novel. I am glad I have read this book.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it Fantastic read, very eye opening of a historigaphic metefiction novel.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I enjoyed this book - it offered up different take on WW 1
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating Amazing book. Had to read it in high school and it was so interesting. Cool to read a war book from a Canadians perspective. Very interesting, intriguing, and sad plot. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely a classic I can't put this book down. I loved the character development and the depth of human emotion experienced by those boys in the front lines.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Good story and characters it felt a bit short to me though.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timothy Findley does it again Timothy Findley is adept at showing the reader the sights, scenes and conditions of a hand-to-hand war, with all its mud, explosions, living conditions and the death that surrounded everyone at all times of the day and night. This novel was superb in how it portrayed the horror. I don't know if I've ever read a war story that showed so clearly what the fields were like for the front line soldier.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing I read this book for school and it was the most interesting and intriguing book I've ever read.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story This has to be my favourite book that I've had to read for school. This story will stay with you for a long time. Really good!
Date published: 2016-11-20