All Quiet on the Western Front
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1929.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1929. First American edition. A Fine copy in nearly Fine dust jacket. Original publisher's cloth binding with title to spine and front board, red top-stain. Jacket with a faint dampstain and blue smudge along the lower edge of the rear panel. Nonetheless, an excellent copy overall of this influential WWI novel.
Originally published in Germany in 1928, the book became an international best-seller with over 2.5 million copies worldwide within the first year and a half of publication. It gives a German soldier's perspective on the first world war and then the alienation felt after returning to a civilian lifestyle. Adapted to the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1930 winning academy awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5822)