Nineteen Twenty-One (Vintage War) Exp

3.01 avg rating
( 76 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099597568: Nineteen Twenty-One (Vintage War) Exp
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

It is the freakishly hot, drought summer of 1921; dust storms in London, parched and cracking earth, autumn tints in July. Holed up in a cottage in the Chilterns, a young writer strives to write the first great novel of the War, impelled by his own suffering. Outward events and inner crises deflect him from his purpose, and love intervenes in the form of two very different women. A visit to the hallucinatory wreckage of post-war Flanders brings strange repercussions in its wake. Everyone is in some way damaged by the terrible years of the war; in what sense can art be made out of such horror?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Set in the hot, dry summer of 1921, this novel by the author of Ulverton (1992) is narrated by Joseph Monrow, a would-be writer consumed with guilt for having 'missed' the war and struggling in vain to write a great war novel.

Review:

"Thorpe offers an immaculate re-recording of long-dead voices" (Observer)

"As always, Adam Thorpe displays a gift for revealing the suggestively sinister in a pastoral setting." (Independant)

"his complex, beautifully written, witty and insightful novel never loses sight of its theme" (Daily Mail)

"Thorpe's First World War is not like any other" (Herald-Glasgow)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780224052825: Nineteen Twenty-One

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0224052829 ISBN 13:  9780224052825
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2001
Hardcover

9780099272984: Nineteen Twenty-One

Vintage, 2002
Softcover

9780099483489: Nineteen Twenty-One

Vintage, 2005
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thorpe, Adam
Published by Vintage Classics
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage Classics. Condition: Good. . Seller Inventory # N17L-00619

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
3.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Thorpe, Adam
Published by Vintage Classics
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage Classics. Condition: Very Good. . Seller Inventory # N17L-00504

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
3.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Thorpe, Adam
Published by Vintage Classics (2014)
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage Classics, 2014. Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP91407902

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
3.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Adam Thorpe
Published by Vintage Classics
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(AURORA, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage Classics. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G009959756XI3N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
3.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Thorpe, Adam
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR007036693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
1.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Thorpe, Adam
Published by Vintage Classics
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB Inc.
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage Classics. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_274053343

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
3.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.53
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Thorpe, Adam
Published by Vintage Classics (2014)
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)

Book Description Vintage Classics, 2014. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP85865872

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
1.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

None
Published by Vintage (2014)
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Postscript Books
(NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON, United Kingdom)

Book Description Vintage, 2014. Paperback. Condition: Acceptable. Off-mint. Seller Inventory # 401339

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
1.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Thorpe, Adam
Published by Vintage Classics
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage Classics. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 009959756X-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
6.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Thorpe, Adam
Published by Covent Garden Press (1972)
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
JULIES BOOKSHOP
(Consett, DURH, United Kingdom)

Book Description Covent Garden Press, 1972. Paperback. Condition: VeryGood. Daily dispatch from the UK. Seller Inventory # mon0000734045

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
4.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds