The Bridge over the River Kwai

The Bridge over the River Kwai

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by Pierre Boulle
     
 

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One of the finest war novels ever written, it tells the story of three POWs who endure the hell of the Japanese camps on the Burma-Siam railway.See more details below

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One of the finest war novels ever written, it tells the story of three POWs who endure the hell of the Japanese camps on the Burma-Siam railway.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A fine ironic novel, that is yet another French tribute to British eccentricity.”
— Observer

"M. Boulle has construced his book most skilfully — like a first-rate film director."
— Daily Telegraph

"Stirring and imaginative."
New Statesman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891419136
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
220,105
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

PIERRE BOULLE was born in 1912 at Avignon. Boulle spent the Second World War fighting in Yunnan, Calcutta and Indo-Chine, where he was captured by the Japanese. After the war he lived in Malaya, the Cameroons and, finally, Paris, where he settled until his death in 1994.

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