All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The novel tells the story of a young German soldier, Paul Bäumer, and his experiences during World War I. The narrative explores the physical and emotional toll of war, the camaraderie between soldiers, and the disillusionment of a generation thrown into a brutal conflict. The protagonist and his friends grapple with survival, fear, and the loss of innocence, providing a stark and poignant critique of the futility and destructiveness of war.

The 100th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 2140

Since this book was first published in 1928, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 2140.0.

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