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Description - Iron Gustav: A Berlin Family Chronicle by Hans Fallada

A powerful story of the shattering effects of the First World War on both a family and a country - from the bestselling author of Alone in Berlin

'You only want to tyrannise, you're only happy when we're all trembling before you. You're just like your Kaiser. He who doesn't obey is shot down...'

Gustav Hackendahl's will is law. Known as 'Iron Gustav', he runs his family and his Berlin carriage business with stern, unyielding discipline. But his children have wills of their own, and soon they slip from his control - some to better lives, some towards disaster. As war breaks out and Gustav's beloved Germany is devastated by hardship and violence, he finds everything he believes in destroyed. Can the man of iron endure, or even change?

Brutal and moving, written with Hans Fallada's gift for capturing the small tragedies of ordinary lives, Iron Gustav is a heartbreaking family chronicle and an unflinching portrayal of the First World War and its aftermath.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141196534
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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