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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    Journey's End R. C. Sherriff

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    Birdsong: a Novel of Love and War Sebastian Faulks

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    Regeneration Trilogy Pat Barker

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    Louis de Bernières

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    The four horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

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    Jaroslav Hašek

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    Rebecca West

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    A Soldier of the Great War Mark Helprin

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    Ashenden: Or the British Agent W. Somerset Maugham

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    Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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    A Very Long Engagement Sébastien Japrisot

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    The Daughters of Mars Thomas Keneally

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    Fall of Giants Ken Follett

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    War Horse (War Horse, #1) Michael Morpurgo

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    Sardinian brigade Emilio Lussu

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    In Pale Battalions Robert Goddard

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    Flanders Patricia Anthony

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    Three Day Road Joseph Boyden

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    James Hilton

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    A sailor of Austria John Biggins

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    Rilla of Ingleside Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    The Book of Secrets M.G. Vassanji

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    One of Ours Willa Cather

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    Long Road to Baghdad Catrin Collier

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    Erich Maria Remarque

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    David L. Seidman, Ben Elton

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    After the war Richard Marius

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    Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov

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    Winged Victory V. M. Yeates

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    hard to catch mercy William Baldwin

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    Private Peaceful Michael Morpurgo

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    Jennifer Donnelly

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    The Officers' Ward Marc Dugain

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    Maisie Dobbs Jacqueline Winspear

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    Lethargica Edward H. Carpenter

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