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review This Above All 103 ´ Romanul Mai presus de toate de Eric Knight o bijuterie literară tipic englezească este o răvășitoare poveste de dragoste pe fondul luptelor din cel de al Doilea Război Mondial Cartea îl are în centrul acțiunii pe capriciosul Clive Briggs un tânăr onest cu origini umile din armata britanică După ce a fost rănit la Dunkerue cDea dovadă de curaj extrem salvând victime de la moarteTitlul cărții ne provoacă la a primi un răspuns ce este „mai presus de toate” pentru fiecare dintre noi Știm oare Ştia Clive Ştia Prue De ce oamenii trebuie să treacă prin iad – cum a trecut Clive la Dunkerue – ca să poată afla ce este în adâncul inimii lor. I really liked it The life story of a young couple and what happened to them and their family during the war was breathtaking You really don't realize how hard and devastating it was for them and thousands of othersSadly for Clyde being brave and strong was not different The past caught up to him and a future with Prudence was a hope that war stoled from him And for Prudence the war went on The copy I read was from 1941 The smell paper and style of it made me felt like I was there as I was reading it

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E convins că lupta nu aduce nimic bun intenționează să dezerteze Întors în Anglia se îndrăgostește de aristocrata Prudence Cathaway care sfidând convențiile sociale s a înrolat în Forțele Aeriene Deși află că iubitul ei este considerat dezertor știe că nu este laș Un raid al aviației germane îl face pe Briggs să. Beautifully written novel from 1941 nominally a love story about a young couple and the uncertainty around their relationship during WWII Clive is a sensitive self educated working class soldier on leave who is disenchanted with the political leadership of the country and how the war is going not well for England at that time and who is considering deserting Prudence is a sensitive upper class WAAF who goes away with him to a seaside resort and tries to convince him to continue to fight There are side stories about other characters who are tangentially related to the couple including Clive's army pal; a restrained Brit who visits the US on war business and is seduced by the beauty and freedom of the American west; an elderly gentleman frustrated because he's not considered useful in this war as he was in the last and the now disabled woman with whom he had a youthful fling; and an estranged married couple who disagree about where their children should spend the war safelyI said that this is nominally a love story about the young couple Throughout all the stories the bombing of England and the possibility of German invasion loom large The characters particularly Clive and to a lesser extent Prudence make many long impassioned speeches about England's history politics leadership and place in the world the speeches are incredibly elouent but made for rough reading it's a long book I think the real point of the novel is the self examination of the British at a dark time as the characters all consider their commitment to and love of their country when it seems it may be destroyed foreverIt's poignant to read this book now with the luxury of hindsight about the outcome of the war It was frustrating and slow at times but ultimately it's a memorable book

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This Above AllRomanul Mai presus de toate de Eric Knight o bijuterie literară tipic englezească este o răvășitoare poveste de dragoste pe fondul luptelor din cel de al Doilea Război Mondial Cartea îl are în centrul acțiunii pe capriciosul Clive Briggs un tânăr onest cu origini umile din armata britanică După ce a fost rănit la Dunkeru. One of the most enchanting love stories I have ever read