Johnny Got His Gun


Joe, a young American soldier in the Great War, lies helpless in hospital, so horrifically injured he cannot communicate with the outside world. Trapped in the hell of his body, he wanders through his memories, struggling to retain his sanity.

ISBN: 9780141189819 Author: Trumbo, Dalton Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 30th July 2009 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.52 (edition:22) Pages: 251 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

It was the war to end all wars, the global struggle that would finally make the world safe for democracy – at any cost. But one American soldier has paid a price beyond measure. And within the disfigured flesh that was once a vision of youth lives a spirit that cannot accept what the world has become.

An immediate bestseller upon its first publication in 1939, Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of the First World War brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. As timely as ever.

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