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Fear

(1930)
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First published in 1930, "Fear" graphically describes the terrible experiences of soldiers during World War I. It tells the story of Jean Dartemont, a young bourgeois who is called up in 1915. He is not a rebel, but as an intellectual, he is less awed by hierarchical authority. After an exceedingly short training period, he refuses to follow his platoon and is sent to Artois in the trenches. With absolute realism, Gabriel Chevallier depicts what he experienced everyday, for months: violence, the blood, death, the bodies...'Is that what war is about?' the conscript wonders. 'Their war', thinks Jean, that of the high command big shots, the politicians far from the lines of combat. One day, he is wounded, evacuated and hospitalized. To the nurses, who consider it their duty to stimulate the soldiers' fighting spirit, Jean, when asked what he did at the front, replied: 'I was afraid'.

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Hardback Editions

November 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fear
Author(s): Gabriel Chevallier
ISBN: 1-84668-726-8 / 978-1-84668-726-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fear: A Novel of World War I (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Gabriel Chevallier
ISBN: 1-59017-716-9 / 978-1-59017-716-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fear
Author(s): Gabriel Chevallier
ISBN: 1-84668-727-6 / 978-1-84668-727-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fear
Author(s): Gabriel Chevallier
ISBN: 1-4815-0930-6 / 978-1-4815-0930-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fear: A Novel of World War I
Author(s): Gabriel Chevallier
ISBN: 1-4815-0932-2 / 978-1-4815-0932-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fear: A Novel of World War I
Author(s): Gabriel Chevallier
ISBN: 1-4815-0931-4 / 978-1-4815-0931-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fear: A Novel of World War I (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Gabriel Chevallier
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fear
Author(s): Gabriel Chevallier
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   



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