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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front portrays the profound disillusionment that resulted from World War I. Told from the point of view of a young soldier, the novel uses short, simple sentences to describe the horrors, fears, and stark realities of the war. Written a decade after the war, Remarque's novel is an unsentimental appeal to pacifism.

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