Language: English . Brand New. From acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin comes a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war.Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of privilege: he races horses across the country to the sea, he climbs mountains in the Alps, and, while a student of painting at the ancient university in Bologna, he falls in love. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, tall and proud, meets an illiterate young factory worker on the road. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers away, the old man a soldier and a hero who became a prisoner and then a deserter, wandering in the hell that claimed Europe tells him how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy, envying the richness and drama of Alessandro s experiences, realizes that this magnificent tale is not merely a story: it s a recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and, above all, a love song for his family. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Alessandro Giuliani is the son of a prosperous Roman lawyer whose idyllic youth is halted by World War I, when he's imprisoned for desertion and the army nurse he loves is killed. How he matures and relates his experiences of life are the basis of this novel, by the author of "Winter's Tale".
Titre : A Soldier of the Great War
Éditeur : AudioGo
Date d'édition : 2007
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
Description du livre AudioGO 2007-10-16, 2007. Audio CD. État : good. Unabridged. 1602833125. N° de réf. du libraire 726707
Description du livre Blackstone Audio. État : BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on CD Rom - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. N° de réf. du libraire 2240974
Description du livre Bbc Audiobooks Amer, 2007. Compact Disc. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 1 pages. 5.75x5.00x2.00 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk1602833125
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97816028331281.0