All Quiet on the Western Front

(Item #5293) All Quiet on the Western Front. Erich Maria Remarque.
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
The first English language translation of this important WWI novel
All Quiet on the Western Front

London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1929. First English language edition. First impression, in the first state jacket with “German Opinions” on the front flap. Original beige cloth, lettering to spine and front cover in green, top edge green. A Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket with a large chip missing from the crown (no text affected), and some shorter tears at the base of the spine and corners.

Originally serialized in the Vossische Zeitung in late 1928 and published in German as Im Westen nichts Neues in January 1929. The first edition in English was published three months before the US edition. Remarque's elegy to the generation that had been "destroyed by war, even though it might have escaped its shells" sold 2.5 million copies in 22 languages in its first eighteen months in print (Falls, p. 293). It was adapted into a critically acclaimed film in 1930, directed by Lewis Milestone. Cyril Falls, War Books: A Critical Guide, 1930.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #5293)

Price: $2,750