Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

"Birdsong" is a historical novel that explores the horrors of World War I through the eyes of Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman. The narrative alternates between Stephen's passionate love affair with a married woman in pre-war France and his experiences in the trenches of the Western Front. The novel also includes a subplot set in the 1970s, where Stephen's granddaughter tries to unravel the mystery of her grandfather's past. The book is a poignant exploration of love, war, and the endurance of the human spirit.

The 559th greatest book of all time


Published
1993
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
400-500
Words
123,000
Original Language
English

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