Gormanston: One College – One Book February

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A little late for me to make this post, but never too late to start reading!

For the month of February we will be encouraging every student and member of staff in the college to read ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque. This is a novel about a young man named Paul Baumer who joins the German army shortly after the start of the First World War. While fighting, Baumer and his colleagues have to engage in frequent battles and endure the squalid conditions of warfare.

It was first published in 1928 and sold two and a half million copies during its first 18 months in print. It was one of the books banned and burned by Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

In 1930 the book was adapted as an Oscar-winning film of the same name, directed by Lewis Milestone.

Enjoy reading!