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Death of a Hero

Death of a Hero

by Richard Aldington
     
 

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"Death of a Hero", published in 1929 was the author's literary response to the war. He went on to publish several works of fiction. In 1942, having moved to the United States, he began to write biographies. This last work was very controversial, as it was highly critical of the man still regarded as a war hero.

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"Death of a Hero", published in 1929 was the author's literary response to the war. He went on to publish several works of fiction. In 1942, having moved to the United States, he began to write biographies. This last work was very controversial, as it was highly critical of the man still regarded as a war hero.

Editorial Reviews

Arnold Bennett
Death of a Hero is a book impossible to ignore.”
James H. Meredith
“This novel is an undervalued war novel treasure by a pioneering 20th-century literary figure. The quality of writing about the war should rank this novel among the classics about World War I warfare and even for all time.”
The Nation
"[Death of a Hero] takes its place among the half dozen superb stories of the war that will not let men forget.”
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"[Death of a Hero] takes its place among the half dozen superb stories of the war that will not let men forget.” — The Nation

Death of a Hero is a book impossible to ignore.” — Arnold Bennett

“This novel is an undervalued war novel treasure by a pioneering 20th-century literary figure. The quality of writing about the war should rank this novel among the classics about World War I warfare and even for all time.” — James H. Meredith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143106876
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,233,956
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Arnold Bennett
Death of a Hero is a book impossible to ignore.”
James H. Meredith
“This novel is an undervalued war novel treasure by a pioneering 20th-century literary figure. The quality of writing about the war should rank this novel among the classics about World War I warfare and even for all time.”

Meet the Author

Richard Aldington, born Edward Godfree Aldington in 1892, was an English writer and poet. Best known for his World War I poetry, the 1929 novel Death of a Hero, and the controversy arising from his 1955 Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry. His 1946 biography Wellington, was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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