What are the best fiction books about the World War I?

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    #1A Very Long Engagement

    A Very Long Engagement

    A Very Long Engagement is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Sébastien Japrisot which centers on Mathilde Donnay who is born paraplegic stars her quest to find out whether her fiancee has been killed in the line of duty.


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    Roy Murray
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "By far the best fiction book about World War I is A Very Long Engagement. The romance is so pure it will make your heart melt. I cried more then once before I was even through the first chapter. This is a great book but have those tissues ready. "
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    #2All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front
    All Quiet on the Western Front is a book by Erich Maria Remarque that tells the story of Paul Baumer, a soldier in the German army during World War I. The books was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

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    Ralph White
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a classic war book. One of the best in the genre in my opinion. It's told from the view of a German soldier, so it serves to humanize what we once considered the enemy. Very interesting."
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    #3One of Ours

    One of Ours

    One of Ours is a 1923 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Willa Cather. This historical classic fiction novel was originally published in 1922. It narrates the story of the American soldiers.


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    Jason James
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Neat novel about a WWI soldier. He is rich due to his family, but wants nothing to do with it. No one is really there for him in life. So he goes to war. Cool story of how situations can drive us to do the things we do."
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    #4War Horse

    War Horse
    War Horse by Michael Morpurgo is a well-written novel about war. The tale revolves around Joey, a horse that was born just before the Worl War l.


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    Robert Berry
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "War Horse tell's a very original story about a horse and what it goes through during World War 1. I found most of the story to be quite humorous and some of the characters are very interesting. It's not too long of a read either. "
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    #5Storm of Steel

    Storm of Steel

    Storm of Steel is a memoir about World War One that is written by Ernst Jünger and translated by Michael Hofmann. First published in 1920, it focuses on the author's experiences during WWI.


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    Vicky Wu
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Of the many books written about this period of time, Storm of Steel has received higher consumer ratings and is written by an author with first hand experience of the war. Excellent solution. "
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    #6Parade's End

    Parade's End

    Parade's End by Ford Madox is a great novel set in England throughout World War I. This masterpiece shows us the internal struggles of a man during this terrible episode in the history.


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    Gerardo Valdés
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book has good reviews and has a good story about World War I. Those that like that time frame will really like this book."
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    #7A Farewell To Arms

    A Farewell To Arms
    A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway. Set in Italy during the First World War, it tells the story of Frederic Henry, an American in the ambulance corps of the Italian army, and his relationship with a British nurse.

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    Michelle Robinson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A timeless story of love during wartime i found that i could not put it down untill i knew how the characters would end up "
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    Birdsong is a historical fiction written by Sebastian Faulks. First published in 1993, it won the 2010 Premio Internacional de Novela Histórica Ciudad de Zaragoza. Birdsong is the second book in the French Trilogy.


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    Aaron Murray
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I was very moved by the writing of Sebastian Faulks in Birdsong. The story had such a sad beauty to it. I don't think I've ever read a novel with such a great range of emotion before. It was deeply moving and the experience will stay with me for a long time."
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    #9To the Last Man

    To the Last Man
    To The Last Man is Jeff Shaara's novel depicting the horrors of World War I through the eyes of different soldiers: a  young Briton in the trenches, a fighter pilot, and the Americans who is fighting a war thousands of miles away from home.

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    Vibhore Verma
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "To the Last Man looks at World War I through the eyes of different people and places. A solid novel detailing the horrors of war."
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    #10Three Day Road

    Three Day Road
    Three Day Road is Joseph Boyden's novel about Niska, a Native American, and Xavier Bird, who was traumatized by the harrowing scenes of World War I and is not only greatly injured but also addicted to morphine.

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    Benjamin West
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "A World War I novel revolving around the heroics of our main character, Niska, a native american caught in the turmoil of warring countries. He becomes friends with a morphine addict, Xavier, and must help his friend recuperate and recover from his wounds and addictions. The two share a mutual bond and kinship, relying on each other to overcome the struggles of war and hopefully, survive the war to regain a sense of peace."
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    #11A Long Long Way

    A Long Long Way

    A Long Long Way is a novel by Sebastian Barry about the 18-year-old Willie Dunne, who left Dublin to join the Allied forces in World War I but then struggled with homesickness and trauma from the gore and violence.


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    Stephanie Watson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I found this book very interesting and hard to put down. The life of Willie and his service in the war to his country takes him on many harrowing journeys. I was completely caught up in the story and the characters. Excellent."
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    #12Journey to the End of the Night

    Journey to the End of the Night

    Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline is a fiction novel originally published in 1932. This book entails the idiocy and hypocrisy of society through the author's point of view.


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    Deborah Carpenter
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This was way more interesting than I thought it would be. Journey to the End of the Night is a great read about one man's journey through the first world war. The character has a morbid sense of humor, so be prepared for that. I give it two thumbs up, but it would be more if I had more!"
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    #13SOS Lusitania

    SOS Lusitania

    SOS Lusitania is a historical fiction novel written by Kevin Kiely. This World War I fiction book is about Finbar Kennedy's search for his father and it is first published in 2012 by O'Brien Press. 


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    Jack Garza
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A fascinating read that deftly combines history and fiction. The author captures well the feeling of the time period, with insights into World War I. With its excellent using of foreshadowing in the plot, this book will please readers of all ages. "
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    #14Seven Days in May

    Seven Days in May

    Seven Days in May is a historical fiction book written by Kim Izzo. This World War I fiction book is first published in 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers. 


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    Alexander Ramos
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This fascinating story about the times during Pre-World War 1 era is a great read for those who love history. Kim Izzo utilized her grandfather as a character, showing how invested and personal she wanted this book to read. This well researched novel will have you thinking and wanting to add it to your reread list. Pick this book up on Amazon in either paperback or kindle version."
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    #15An Officer and a Spy: A novel

    An Officer and a Spy: A novel

    An Officer and a Spy is a historical fiction written by Robert Harris. First published in 2013 under ISBN-10: 0385349599 and ISBN-13: 978-0385349598, An Officer and a Spy focuses on the story of Alfred Dreyfus.


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    Maria Pierce
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "An Officer and a Spy is a fantastic thriller that is action packed. It has suspense, and is a great fiction book that takes place in World War I. The story is told in first person, so it puts you right into the action, as if you're doing it yourself. While the story is fictional, the information presented is fairly accurate to the time."
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    #16Eventual Poppy Day

    Eventual Poppy Day

    Eventual Poppy Day is a young adult historical fiction novel written by Libby Hathorn, first published in 2015 by HarperCollins. It tells the story of Maurice Roche, whose wartime diary was read by his great-great-nephew in the future.


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    Douglas Howard
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Eventual Poppy Day is one of the great book which has the Anzacs in its topic during the World War I. You are going to read the sad story of Australian soldiers who are fighting for nothing thousands miles away from their home country. One of the best books which explains the battle in Gelibolu/Turkey during the WWI times."


Best What are the best fiction books about the World War I
1A Very Long EngagementBooks 50 Paid
2All Quiet on the Western FrontBooks 46 Paid
3One of OursBooks 43 Paid
4War HorseBooks 38 Paid
5Storm of SteelBooks 35 Paid
6Parade's End Books 31 Paid
7A Farewell To ArmsBooks 15 Paid
8BirdsongBooks 11 Paid
9To the Last ManBooks 8 Paid
10Three Day RoadBooks 5 Paid

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