Writ in Barracks

- Edgar Wallace

37 Pages
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Summary

"Writ in Barracks" by Edgar Wallace is a collection of the author's military life poetry. Wallace was such a prolific writer that one of his publishers claimed that a quarter of all books in England were written by him. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screenplays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories, and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace's work.
Excerpt:
"WAR
I
A tent that is pitched at the base:
A wagon that comes from the night:
A stretcher—and on it a Case:
A surgeon, who's holding a light.
The Infantry's bearing the brunt—
O hark to the wind-carried cheer!
A mutter of guns at the front:
A whimper of sobs at the rear.
And it's War! 'Orderly, hold the light.
You can lay him down on the table: so.
Easily—gently! Thanks—you may go.'
And it's War! but the part that is not for show."
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Format:
E-book
Pages E-book:
37
Categories:
Languages:
English
Published:
16/03/2020
Publisher E-Book:
Good Press
ISBN E-book:
4064066095574

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