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The Resource A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)

A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)

Label
A Soldier of the Great War
Title
A Soldier of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Mark Helprin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For Alessandro Giullani, the young son of a prosperous Roman Lawyer, golden trees shimmer in the sun beneath a sky of perfect blue. At night the moon is amber and the city of Rome seethes with light. He races horses across the country to the sea, and in the Alps he practices the precise and sublime art of mountain climbing. At the ancient university in Bologna he is a student of painting and the science of beauty. And he falls in love. His is a world of adventure and dreams, of music, storm, and the spirit. Then the Great War intervenes.Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, still tall and proud, finds himself unexpectedly on the road with an illiterate young factory worker. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers distant, the old man tells the story of his life. How he became a soldier. A hero. A prisoner. A deserter. A wanderer in the hell that claimed Europe. And how he tragically lost one family and gained another.The boy is dazzled by the action and envious of the richness and color of the story, and realizes that the old man's magnificent tale of love and war is more than a tale: it is the recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and above all, a love song for his family. This e-book includes a sample chapter of IN SUNLIGHT AND IN SHADOW
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Helprin, Mark
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.E4775
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
A Harvest book
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  • Older men
  • Italy
Label
A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDU0NzU0NTE0MQ==
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unknown
Control code
frd00035518
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (880 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780547545141
Isbn Type
(epub)
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unknown
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9780547545141
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Label
A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDU0NzU0NTE0MQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00035518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (880 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780547545141
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780547545141
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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