The final, previously unpublished novel by the author of All Quiet on the Western Front - a dreamlike, powerfully moving account of an emigrant's experience of New York during World War II.

From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe.

Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee – life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land.

Genre: Historical

Used availability for Erich Maria Remarque's The Promised Land

Hardback Editions

February 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Promised Land
Author(s): Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN: 0-09-957708-9 / 978-0-09-957708-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Promised Land (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN: 0-09-957709-7 / 978-0-09-957709-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Promised Land
Author(s): Erich Maria Remarque
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK