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Black Obelisk, the (1956) [Novel]
by Erich Maria Remarque Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

A hardened young veteran from the First World War, Ludwig now works for a monument company, selling marble and stone marks to the survivors of deceased loved ones. Though ambivalent about his job, he suspects there's more to life than earning a living off other people's misfortunes.

A self-professed poet, Ludwig soon senses a growing change in his fatherland, a brutality brought upon by inflation. When he falls in love with the beautiful but troubled Isabelle, Ludwig hopes he has found a soul who will offer him salvation—who will free him from his obsession to find meaning in a war-torn world. But there comes a time in every man's life when he must choose to live—despite the prevailing threat of history horrifically repeating itself....

Original title: Der schwarze Obelisk
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century

Edition #1: The Black Obelisk

The Black Obelisk (1957)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Denver Lindley
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Manifested in:

The Black Obelisk (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0449912442
Dimensions: W x H x D
Pages: 434

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