Top-ten WWII novels

A Listmania! list by HAB75 "newport_essex" (London)
 
Sword of Honour
1.  Sword of Honour by Evelyn Waugh
The list author says:
  "Guy Crouchback, although not quite an everyman, must appeal to all - a man unsuited to war, pushing to find a role in a situation and society far from his comfort zone."
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The Balkan Trilogy: "Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes"
2.  The Balkan Trilogy: "Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes" by Olivia Manning
The list author says:
  "Wonderful book - Harriet Pringle is the true hero (not Guy, as Anthony Burgess claimed) - The Levant Trilogy is just as good.  Don't be put off by the horrible edition."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Caught (London Writing)
3.  Caught (London Writing) by Henry Green
The list author says:
  "I've heard Henry Green doesn't suit everyone, but I can't think why not - he writes about the ordinary, which is particularly powerful here, writing about an ordinary man in the middle of the blitz."
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The End of the Affair
4.  The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "A very moving account of a woman again caught in the blitz with a very meaty Catholic theme."
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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
5.  Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder by Evelyn Waugh
The list author says:
  "In some ways more important than the actual accounts of the war, written during the war this beautiful work reflects the preoccupations of those caught up in it's deprivations."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

The Provincial Lady in Wartime
6.  The Provincial Lady in Wartime by E. M. Delafield
The list author says:
  "I love all of the Provincial Lady books - they're hilarious.  This one is particularly good, as is the first, The Diary of a Provincial Lady."
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Coming Up for Air (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  Coming Up for Air (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "Here is a book set just prior to the war, describing the fears of a man upended by WWI and dreading WWII."
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Dr.Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel
8.  Dr.Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Richard H. Minear
The list author says:
  "This book is terrific - extremely informative, yet also very funny - the charm of the cartoons makes the subjects even more sinister."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement
9.  A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement by A Powell
The list author says:
  "The twelve books that constitute A Dance to the Music of Time span the 20s to the 60s and centre around WWII - you should start with Spring and work through, because they are each gems."
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The Heat Of The Day (Vintage Classics)
10.  The Heat Of The Day (Vintage Classics) by Elizabeth Bowen
The list author says:
  "Elizabeth Bowen can be difficult to read, but here that difficulty matches the subject - again London in wartime."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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