Vintage Classics: The Promised Land

By: Erich Maria Remarque

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ISBN
9780099577096
Date Released
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Paperback
Pages
384
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe.

Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee – life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land.

A haunting snapshot of a unique time, place and predicament, this is another powerful comment from Remarque on the devastating effects of war.
ISBN:
9780099577096
Publication Date:
02 / 05 / 2016
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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