西蒙·托尔金《无人区》历史小说第一次世界大战

Simon 托尔金 Creates A WWI Novel Unlike Others In “No Man’s Land”

无人’s Land by Simon 托尔金 is such a high-caliber work of WWI fiction which even readers who don’不能挑选历史小说’抵抗它。在某种程度上,西蒙正在追随他的祖父’s footsteps: When J.R.R. 托尔金 wrote The Lord of the Rings, he used symbolism and allegory to portray his interpretation of the horrors he had seen during WWI.

But unlike J.R.R. 托尔金, Simon talks directly about the war. His novel however is not a war book. It is rather, the dramatic and suspenseful story of a man in violent times and how his character is shaped.

托尔金’主角亚当·雷因(Adam Raine)是一个因不幸而被诅咒的男孩。在世纪之交的伦敦,他贫穷的童年突然突然悲惨地结束了,他的母亲在一个工人中被杀。’抗议游行。他的父亲丹尼尔(Daniel)几乎无法应付损失。但是在斯卡斯代尔(Scarsdale)煤矿开采镇的工作机会是最后的机会,所以父子俩往北走。亚当的搬迁工作很艰辛:当地男孩很难结交朋友,而他却从来都不适应。与此同时,矿工与雇主约翰·斯卡斯代尔爵士之间的紧张关系不断升级,最终爆发出可怕的后果。

之后,亚当’命运再次发生变化,他发现自己陷入了富裕的斯卡斯代尔家庭住宅,在那里他成为约翰爵士的敌人’的儿子布莱斯(Brice),因为敢于超越自己的位置,而使亚当受到一系列小小的残酷对待。然而,亚当在当地牧师米里亚姆的陪同下找到了安慰’是与他相爱的美丽女儿。当他们订婚并且亚当获得牛津大学的奖学金时,他开始感到自己的生活终于融洽了,直到战争爆发有可能使一切破裂。

随着大战的进行,对年轻人的需求很大,亚当也加入其中。小说的其余部分生动地描述了法国和亚当的战es恐怖’在一个暴力进入现代世界的社会背景下,男孩到男人的旅程。

There are countless WWI novels out there, but what keeps a reader absorbed in this new interpretation is masterful plotting and character development by 托尔金.

虽然在某些书中’s scenes, 托尔金 has not stayed away from clichés, nevertheless this is a book which takes the readers to another world and its vivid descriptions provide an exceptional example of how to fictionalize true 历史的 events.

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