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The Middle Parts of Fortune

The Definitive Edition of THE MIDDLE PARTS OF FORTUNE by Frederic Manning
-Illustrated throughout with classic photographs of the First World War
-Complete, unexpurgated, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience
-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly

“The finest and noblest book of men in war that I have ever read” Ernest Hemingway

“The Middle Parts of Fortune deserves its place in any list of great novels” Andrew Coorey, EurekaStreet

“Easily the best book I've ever read about the First World War . . . In this novel, everything rings true. Manning's narrative transcends all the eyewitness accounts . . . and rubbishes any notion of a merely pacifist novel. Manning was there. He fought in the trenches . . . Manning saw the whole ghastly business with a soldier's eye, and afterwards with a writer's eye.” Simon Crump, The Guardian

“An important work that has a voice not often heard in WW1 literature. Not an anti-war screed, a straight what I did the war accounting, or a heroic Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori, but the voice of the common soldier, mostly behind the lines, struggling to survive but mostly resigned to the futility of it all, but with most thought of what the future will bring strongly suppressed. It was obviously important to the author to bring this side of the war to the public who would have no idea of how the men might have really felt and to honor his chums by telling it.”-J

THE MIDDLE PARTS OF FORTUNE features the classic novel by Frederic Manning in a specially designed edition for kindle. This magnificent book will absorb and astound you. Read it as it’s meant to be read: complete and unexpurgated, with photographs from the period, in an edition marking the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.

Part of this book was published in an expurgated edition as "Her Privates We."

Important places

Somme (39)


Somme (97)
Oise (68)


France (7,260)

Other geographical areas

Hauts-de-France (360)