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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
 

The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

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ISBN 9780007386802
Barcode 9780007386802
Published 24 September 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By O'Brien, Tim
Series 4th Estate Matchbook Classics
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ISBN-13 9780007386802
ISBN-10 000738680X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate
Publication Date 24 September 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By O'Brien, Tim
Series 4th Estate Matchbook Classics
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Historical Fiction
War Fiction
Vietnam War fiction
Short Stories
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction - Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction, Psychological fiction, American
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 624477

Description of this Electronic Book

The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.
'The Things They Carried' is, on its surface, a sequence of award-winning stories about the madness of the Vietnam War; at the same time it has the cumulative power and unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme.
But while Vietnam is central to 'The Things They Carried', it is not simply a book about war. It is also a book about the human heart - about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'One of the best war books of this century, an unflinching attempt to illuminate both its obscene physical brutality and the terrible mental overload' Guardian
'A thrilling and beautiful distillation of everything that has been thought, felt, or said about the Vietnam War and its long afterburn. A heartbreaking and healing masterpiece; time will make it a classic' Michael Herr, author of Dispatches
'Essential...O'Brien captures the war's pulsating rhythms and nerve-racking dangers...a stunning performance. The overall effect of these original tales is devastating' New York Times

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Author's Bio

Tim O'Brien was born in Minnesota and served as a foot soldier in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, and after graduate studies at Harvard worked as a reporter for the Washington Post. When `If I Die in a Combat Zone' was published in 1973, it established him as one of the leading American writers of his generation, a status that was confirmed when `Going After Cacciato' won the National Book Award for fiction.

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