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  • Erich Maria Remarque

    A compelling set of short stories from the author of World War I classic, All Quiet on the Western Front German-American novelist Erich Maria Remarque captured the emotional anguish of a generation in his World War I masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, as well as in an impressive selection of novels, plays, and short stories. This exquisite collection revives Remarque's unforgettable voice, presenting a series of short stories that have long ago faded from public memory. From the haunting description of an abandoned battlefield to the pain of losing a loved one in the war to soldiers' struggles with what we now recognize as PTSD, the stories offer an unflinching glimpse into the...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    The sequel to the masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front, The Road Back is a classic novel of the slow return of peace to Europe in the years following World War I. After four grueling years, the Great War has finally ended. Now Ernst and the few men left from his company cannot help wondering what will become of them. The town they departed as eager young men seems colder, their homes smaller, the reasons their comrades had to die even more inexplicable. For Ernst and his friends, the road back to peace is more treacherous than they ever imagined. Suffering food shortages, political unrest, and a broken heart, Ernst undergoes a crisis that teaches him what there is to live for-and what...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    From the acclaimed author of All Quiet on the Western Front comes Three Comrades, a harrowing novel that follows a group of friends as they cope with upheaval in Germany between World Wars I and II. The year is 1928. On the outskirts of a large German city, three young men are earning a thin and precarious living. Fully armed young storm troopers swagger in the streets. Restlessness, poverty, and violence are everywhere. For these three, friendship is the only refuge from the chaos around them. Then the youngest of them falls in love, and brings into the group a young woman who will become a comrade as well, as they are all tested in ways they can have never imagined. Written with the same...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    History and fate collide as the Nazis rise to power in The Night in Lisbon, a classic tale of survival from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front. With the world slowly sliding into war, it is crucial that enemies of the Reich flee Europe at once. But so many routes are closed, and so much money is needed. Then one night in Lisbon, as a poor young refugee gazes hungrily at a boat bound for America, a stranger approaches him with two tickets and a story to tell. It is a harrowing tale of bravery and butchery, daring and death, in which the price of love is beyond measure and the legacy of evil is infinite. As the refugee listens spellbound to the desperate teller, in a matter...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    A full-cast dramatisation of one of the greatest war novels of all time. First published as a novel in 1929, All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of a group of young German soldiers who are enduring, and then coming to terms with, the realities of the First World War. At the age of 19, following the outbreak of the First World War, Paul Bäumer enlists in the German Army. He is deployed to the Western Front, where the experience of life and death in the trenches has an enormous effect on him. He begins to feel disconnected from his past life: his family, his love of poetry, and his feelings. As the war progresses, Paul becomes increasingly lost in battle. Haunting yet...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    Ravic is a German doctor and refugee living in Paris in 1939. Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, he has been treating some of the city's most elite citizens for two years on the behalf of two less-than-skillful French physicians. Forbidden to return to his own country and dodging the everyday dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on, all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany. And though he's given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn for the romantic, even during the worst of...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    Paul Baumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany's Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the inscrutable world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war's final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    1942, Lissabon: Zwei Männer treffen am Hafen zufällig aufeinander. Der eine will mit seiner Frau Europa verlassen, besitzt jedoch weder Geld noch Papiere. Der andere hat beides und will es dem Fremden überlassen. Einzige Bedingung: Dieser soll sich in der Nacht vor der Abfahrt seine Geschichte anhören. Eine Geschichte von Verrat und Flucht, einer Odyssee durch ganz Europa während des Krieges und von einer großen Liebe, die tragisch endet. Remarques Roman erscheint erstmals als ergreifendes Hörspiel mit Max Simonischek und Max von Pufendorf in den...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    1914: Der 19-jährige Paul Bäumer und seine Klassenkameraden haben das Abitur in der Tasche und melden sich, angespornt durch ihren Lehrer, mit Begeisterung zum Kriegsdienst. Doch schon bald erfährt Paul an der Front, was Krieg in seiner ganzen Grausamkeit bedeutet. Während seine Schulkameraden einer nach dem anderen fallen, überlebt Paul vier Jahre im ständigen Angesicht des Todes und seine Kriegserlebnisse scheinen ein gutes Ende zu nehmen. Aber das Schicksal hat einen anderen Plan für ihn. Das Hörspiel von Radio Bremen setzt Remarques berühmtesten Roman mit beklemmender Intensität stimmgewaltig...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    A hardened young veteran from the First World War, Ludwig now works for a monument company, selling stone markers to the survivors of deceased loved ones. Though ambivalent about his job, he suspects there's more to life than earning a living off other people's misfortunes. A self-professed poet, Ludwig soon senses a growing change in his fatherland, a brutality brought upon it by inflation. When he falls in love with the beautiful but troubled Isabelle, Ludwig hopes he has found a soul who will offer him salvation-who will free him from his obsession to find meaning in a war-torn world. But there comes a time in every man's life when he must choose to live-despite the prevailing thread of...read more

  • Erich Maria Remarque

    From the quintessential author of wartime Germany, A Time to Love and a Time to Die echoes the harrowing insights of his masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front. After two years at the Russian front, Ernst Graeber finally receives three weeks' leave. But since leaves have been canceled before, he decides not to write his parents, fearing he would just raise their hopes. Then, when Graeber arrives home, he finds his house bombed to ruin and his parents nowhere in sight. Nobody knows if they are dead or alive. As his leave draws to a close, Graeber reaches out to Elisabeth, a childhood friend. Like him, she is imprisoned in a world she did not create. But in a time of war, love seems a...read more