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Foreign Fields: Perspectives on the Great War: Good
reads

Online exhibition and research guide for the Cornell University Library Foreign Fields Project, 2014

The Great War provoked and inspired much response in the arts -- fiction, drama, poetry, painting and sculpture, music.

Here is a short list of good reads, novels touching on the Great War.

Find more fiction set during World War I by searching the library catalog using subject headings like this one:

        World War 1914-1918 -- Fiction

And consult social networking sites for book lovers such as LibraryThing and GoodReads for readers' recommendations.

There are abundant Great War memoirs, as well -- some literary, and many heartfelt personal documentation.

Find more fiction and memoir touching on the Great War:

Find more literature and memoir set during World War I by searching the Cornell library catalog using subject headings like this one:

        World War 1914-1918 -- Fiction

        World War 1914-1918 -- Personal narrative

      World War 1914-1918-- Poetry

You'll find many books about Great War literature which you can use to identify particular writers and works. 

You may also consult social networking sites for book lovers such as LibraryThing and GoodReads for readers' recommendationsm, then find these titles at Cornell.