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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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SEBASTIAN FAULK's books include the number one bestseller A Week in December, A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Charlotte Gray and Birdsong, which has sold more than three million copies. In 2011 he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for BBC Two.

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jksquires, June 22, 2012 (view all comments by jksquires)
I'd recently seen a young actor friend in an excellent play, "Journey's End" about World War I, and was looking for a good historical novel told from the British perspective, and Birdsong was recommended. Sebastian Faulks has created an incredible story of the Great War, giving a description of the horrors experienced by one young officer, Stephen Wraysford, that is utterly real and visceral. It is also a love story and, above all, a story of survival against incredible odds.
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Katy17, November 13, 2006 (view all comments by Katy17)
Who knew?
War Literature was a new genre, not my usual taste at all, yet I felt compelled to read Birdsong for fear of ignorance. I was moved to tears on more than one occasion and was so distraught with the deaths of so many of the men, I had to stop at odd points.
I was disapointed with some of the sections set in the modern day and felt that some of the most important parts of the story got lost in the graphic details of injury and death. But the imagery and characterisations were so real, I could taste the blood.
Not to be taken lightly.
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ISBN:
9780099387916
Subtitle:
The Novel of the Great War
Author:
Faulks, Sebastian
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical
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Subject:
fiction;wwi;historical fiction;war;france;novel;romance;historical;england;british;love;20th century;history;literature;trenches;british literature;uk;british fiction;wwii;europe;english;english literature;1910s;contemporary fiction;1990s;military;literar
Subject:
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19940809
Binding:
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Grade Level:
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Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5 x 1.25 in .8438 lb

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