The Best Novels About World War 1 Books
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The Best Novels About World War 1

List Criteria: Fiction books that use WWI as a setting or major theme

This is a list about the best novels about World War 1; this list answers the question, "What are the best historical fiction books about World War 1?" Also known as the First World War, this global war lasted from 1914 – 1918. It was the fifth deadliest war in the world’s history; until the approach of second World War. it was simply referred to as the Great War or World War.

 The war involved most of the world’s countries that drew together and eventually formed into two separate alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers. Ultimately over 70 military personnel, including 60 million European military personnel were mobilized into one of the largest wars in history. The underlying cause of the war was the 28 June 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo.

 The end-result of the murder set off a diplomatic crisis; within weeks the war began, spreading the conflict across the world. The League of Nations was formed as a direct result of the war. While many timeless stories have been written about the events that took place in the war, this list focuses on perhaps the best WWI fictional novels.
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    Erich Maria Remarque

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Birdsong: a Novel of Love and War Sebastian Faulks

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    Jaroslav Hašek

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    Regeneration Trilogy Pat Barker

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    Fall of Giants Ken Follett

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    Journey's End R. C. Sherriff

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    The four horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

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    A Very Long Engagement Sébastien Japrisot

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    Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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    In Pale Battalions Robert Goddard

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    Mark Helprin

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    Ashenden: Or the British Agent W. Somerset Maugham

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    Rebecca West

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    Three Day Road Joseph Boyden

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    Louis de Bernières

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    James Hilton

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    War Horse (War Horse, #1) Michael Morpurgo

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    Erich Maria Remarque

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    Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov

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    Flanders Patricia Anthony

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    Private Peaceful Michael Morpurgo

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    A sailor of Austria John Biggins

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    new! & added by RazvanPop Forest of the Hanged Liviu Rebreanu

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    David L. Seidman, Ben Elton

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    After the war Richard Marius

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    Sardinian brigade Emilio Lussu

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    The Daughters of Mars Thomas Keneally

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    The Book of Secrets M.G. Vassanji

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    Long Road to Baghdad Catrin Collier

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    Maisie Dobbs Jacqueline Winspear

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    One of Ours Willa Cather

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    Rilla of Ingleside Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Winged Victory V. M. Yeates

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    hard to catch mercy William Baldwin

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    Jennifer Donnelly

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    The Officers' Ward Marc Dugain

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    Lethargica Edward H. Carpenter

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