A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin
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A Soldier of the Great War

Author: Mark Helprin

Narrator: David Colacci

Unabridged: 31 hr 3 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 10/12/2007

Genre: Fiction - Historical

Synopsis

From acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin comes a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war.Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of privilege: he races horses across the country to the sea, he climbs mountains in the Alps, and, while a student of painting at the ancient university in Bologna, he falls in love. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, tall and proud, meets an illiterate young factory worker on the road. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers away, the old man-a soldier and a hero who became a prisoner and then a deserter, wandering in the hell that claimed Europe-tells him how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy, envying the richness and drama of Alessandro's experiences, realizes that this magnificent tale is not merely a story: it's a recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and, above all, a love song for his family. A Publishers Weekly bestseller. A New York Times bestseller.

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