Long Remember

Long Remember

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MacKinlay Kantor's Long Remember is the first realistic novel about the Civil War. Originally published in the 1930s, and out of print since the 50s, this book received rave reviews from the New York Times Book Review and was a main selection of the Literary Guild. It is the account of the Battle of Gettysburg, as viewed by a pacifist who comes to accept the nasty necessity of combat, and lives an intense and skewed romance along the way.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 463 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 38mm | 220g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0765377810
  • 9780765377814
  • 1,468,398

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A novel that tastes and smells of war till the reader hates the smell and taste of it, and still is above and beyond war with the saving humanity that survives slaughter and does its slight part to prevent a future built on the past. "New York Times"

Undoubtedly the best historical novel of the old-fashioned spectacular genre in American literarture. . . . As a spectacle of war, the book has no equal. "The Nation"

How such an epic and dramatic talk has not before been told in American ficiton is one of the mysteries of our literary history. Passionis piled upon passion in his words, and war, maked and flaming, stalks trough the pages. "Chicago Daily Tribune"

There is no book ever written which creates, so well as this, the look and smell of battle, the gathering of two armies, the clash, and the sullen separation. . . . It would be a distinct addition to American fiction if a school of hsitorical novelists should pattern themselves upon this model. "Allen Tate"

A stirring, utterly American book of men and women and war. It is as free of sentimentality as of partisanship, and as full of pulsing life as it is faithful to the past. It is a work of distinction by an author energetic enough to know that the past is not too easily found, and talented enough to bring the long forgotten not only into remembrance but vigourously into life. "Saturday Book Review""
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About Mackinlay Kantor

MacKinlay Kantor was born in Webster City, Iowa, on February 4, 1904. In 1934, he published Long Remember, which received numerous rave reviews and became his first bestseller. Ten years later, Kantor was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Andersonville. He was one of the most well-known American writers during the 1950s and still remains one of the most respected Civil War authors to date. He died on October 11, 1977.
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Rating details

90 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 16% (14)
4 47% (42)
3 29% (26)
2 8% (7)
1 1% (1)
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