Narrated by Paul Bäumer, a young man fighting on the French front, Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” describes the extreme circumstances of the German soldiers of the First World War.
Paul and his friends volunteered to join the army after being swept up by the patriotic speeches of their teacher. But after undergoing several weeks of harsh training and experiencing the unimaginable horrors of life on the front, they have realized that the truth of warfare is not honorable, but terrible.
Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Erich Maria Remarque, theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story.
The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’s "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old.
Erich Maria Remarque, born Erich Paul Remark, was a German novelist who created many works about the terror of war. His best known novel is “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1928) which tells the tale of German soldiers in the First World War. This was followed by “The Road Back” (1931) and “The Three Comrades” (1936).
Maurice Del Bourgo has worked in American comic books since the 1940s and 1950s. He worked for many companies, like Avon, Ace Periodicals, Better Publications, Orbit Publications and Marvel, doing crime, western and romance titles. He worked on DC's 'Crimson Avenger' and 'Green Arrow', Hillman's 'Airboy' and 'Twilight'. Del Bourgo was also a productive artist for Gilberton's Classics Illustrated series. He contributed among others adaptations of Friedrich Schiller ('William Tell'), Ann S. Stephans ('Buffalo Bill'), Jack London and Alexandre Dumas.
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