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Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", World War I was one of the largest wars in history and also one of the deadliest conflicts in history. Writers often function as the memory of the world, eternalizing in words difficult moments that we can not forget. The critic August Nemo selected seven short stories that allow us to look at the various faces of the war: - Mary Postgate by Rudyard Kipling - The Fly by Katherine Mansfield - May Day by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft - The Bowmen by Arthur Machen - His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - At the Bay by Katherine Mansfield For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!
About the Author
Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. The author is famous for an array of works like 'Just So Stories' and 'The Jungle Book.' He received the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature." Katherine Mansfield was born on October 14, 1888, in Wellington, New Zealand. After moving to England at age 19, Mansfield secured her reputation as a writer with the story collection Bliss (1920). She reached the height of her powers with her 1922 collection The Garden Party. Her last five years were shadowed by tuberculosis; she died from the disease on January 9, 1923, at the age of 34. F. Scott Fitzgerald, in full Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, (born September 24, 1896, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.died December 21, 1940, Hollywood, California), American short-story writer and novelist famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age, his most brilliant novel being The Great Gatsby. His private life, with his wife, Zelda, in both America and France, became almost as celebrated as his novels. Arthur Machen (3 March 1863 15 December 1947) was the pen-name of Arthur Llewellyn Jones, a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror, with Stephen King describing it as "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language." Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 March 15, 1937) was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown during his lifetime and published only in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, but he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors of horror and weird fiction. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.