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  1. L.A. Starks L.A. Starks says:

    The Four Horseman of the Apocalpyse has turned up on best books lists I picked it up after reading and liking Edna Ferber s So Big, which won the 1925 Pulitzer Prize for best novel The Four Horsemen took me a while to read due to its slow pace.I particularly recommend this book for history fans It was first published a hundred years ago exactly, in 1916 Although the book is fiction, readers get eyewitness detail of World War I It is also prescient about WWII There is a strong sense of the The Four Horseman of the Apocalpyse has turned up on best books lists I picked it up after reading and liking Edna Ferber s So Big, which won the 1925 Pulitzer Prize for best novel The Four Horsemen took me a while to read due to its slow pace.I particularly recommend this book for history fans It was first published a hundred years ago exactly, in 1916 Although the book is fiction, readers get eyewitness detail of World War I It is also prescient about WWII There is a strong sense of the end of the Europe s elegant, leisurely Edwardian era and the strange fog of a new andtechnical warfare, including the first trench warfare.A briefer andpowerful book also set in WWI is All Quiet on the Western Front


  2. Philip Dodd Philip Dodd says:

    Behind every book you read there is the tale of how you came to read it In 1962, when I was a ten year old schoolboy, my father took my elder brother and I to see a film at our local cinema, called The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse I was far too young to appreciate such a film at the time and I had no idea what the word Apocalypse meant I remember only two scenes from the film The first was of a family sat round a table, discussing something very seriously, all looking very troubled, the o Behind every book you read there is the tale of how you came to read it In 1962, when I was a ten year old schoolboy, my father took my elder brother and I to see a film at our local cinema, called The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse I was far too young to appreciate such a film at the time and I had no idea what the word Apocalypse meant I remember only two scenes from the film The first was of a family sat round a table, discussing something very seriously, all looking very troubled, the other was of the four horsemen riding out of a background of newspaper headlines, concerned with war and invasion, and battle scenes Looking back, I remember being disturbed, moved by the film It was very grand, dramatic After the film ended, I remember standing in the cinema foyer, looking up at the poster for the film that was to be shown the following week, which was called The Lonely Are The Brave A title that puzzled me and made me feel sad You didn t see much of them, did you, the four horsemen, I said to my father, in a disappointed tone, before we left the cinema, to catch the bus home No, but I knew what it was about, he said Maybe he took my elder brother and I to see the film because it was about the First World War and my grandfather fought in the Battle of the Somme In the 1990 s, during the Christmas holiday period, a silent film of the same name, made in 1921, starring Rudolph Valentino, was shown on Channel Four television It was interesting watching a film so old It was worth the watch, with some very dramatic scenes The scene that still haunts me came near the end An old man with a black, straggly beard, staggers around a field of lines of white crosses, looking for the grave of his son He outspreads his arms, in despair Then on the screen comes the caption card Printed on it are the words I knew them all At the same time, I found out that both films were based on a novel of the same name, written by someone called Vicente Blasco Ibanez One day, I will read it, I promised myself Now, here in 2013, I have done I found it a very moving, disturbing novel, written in clear, bold prose that reveals the root of things, right to the bare bones It seems at first as if it will be nothan the history of a wealthy landowner, called Don Marcelo Desnoyers and his family, alone But when the family move from their ranch in Argentina to Paris, it deepens and widens out to become one that tells of how the events of the beginning of the First World War tears its members apart, as it does all of Europe One of the passages that will always haunt me from the novel is the one which describes the conversation between Julio, the son of Don Marcelo Desnoyers, his friend, Argensola, and an old, bearded Russian man, named Tchernoff, as they walk towards the Arc De Triomphe, in Paris In an inspired state, Tchernoff speaks of war in Europe, summoning in his ramblings the four horsemen from Chapter Six of the Book of Revelation The novel is good at capturing how first the rumour and talk of war leads to frenzy when the news comes in that Germany has invaded Belgium From then on, Paris is transformed, relationships and perceptions changed The middle part of the book is particularly moving and dramatic, concentrating on Don Marcelo, who remains in Paris, after sending his wife, Dona Luisa, and his daughter, Chichi, to live in a seaside town in Spain, to escape the possible German invasion From Paris, he retreats to the castle he bought outside its walls, in the countryside First he lives there, like a hermit, then as a prisoner, after it is taken over by the German army The battle he witnesses between the German army and the French army is well told Vicente Blasco Ibanez makes you feel the shudder of the cannons, as they fire, and makes you see and smell each explosion His descriptions of battle reminded me of the battle scenes in War and Peace, the poetry of Wilfred Owen, and much further back, to the battle scenes described by Homer in The Iliad I was moved by the sad tale of the romance between Julio and Marguerite, which runs throughout the novel When Julio first moves to Paris, he is content to live only for pleasure, living the life of a painter in his studio with his fellow artist, Argensola, becoming popular on the dance floors, while persisting with his romance with Marguerite, a married woman But when war comes, he joins the French army and eventually becomes an officer, after performing some heroic deeds Strangely, it is the war which reconciles Don Marcelo with his son, Julio Before it begins, father and son had become estranged, because Don Marcelo had not approved of Julio s pleasure seeking lifestyle or his love affair with a married woman I am glad I have finally read this novel I am not interested in war adventure stories or thrillers This book is neither an adventure or a thriller It is a tale told of how war affects human beings of all kinds, written in a very moving way, on a grand scale Perhaps one day someone will make a third film, based on the same novel It has well drawn, interesting characters, clear, bold descriptions of battles, and at its centre, it has the complicated, ultimately sad romance between Julio and Marguerite, and the grand summoning of the four horsemen from the pages of the Book of Revelation, bringing conquest, war, judgement and death upon the battlefield of Earth


  3. David David says:

    I read this book as part of my quest to read the bestselling book of every year for the past 100 years This was the bestselling book of 1919, just after World War I ended The theme of course was war and family I had never heard of this book before and admittedly I don t know too much about World War I apart from having read All Quiet on the Western Front but this is a book that should be read in school The parts describing the horrors of war were very well written Other parts were funny I read this book as part of my quest to read the bestselling book of every year for the past 100 years This was the bestselling book of 1919, just after World War I ended The theme of course was war and family I had never heard of this book before and admittedly I don t know too much about World War I apart from having read All Quiet on the Western Front but this is a book that should be read in school The parts describing the horrors of war were very well written Other parts were funny, and Julio and Chichi reminded me of David and Alexis from Schitt s Creek rich, clueless, directionless, but well intentioned


  4. Andrew Evans Andrew Evans says:

    What a fascinating novel Whilst published in 1916 so the author did not know the future end of the war he does so much to explain both the Russian revolution and the eventual rise of nazism What an achievement And all that before you even consider the thumping good story


  5. Jeremy J Jeremy J says:

    The FOUR HORSEMEN of the APOCALYPSE is a great book made by Blasco Ibanez the book jumps around at first but that doesn t matter too much because it adds to the background of one character and the viewpoints in the story are Julio Desnoyers and his father This is a good story and at first it talks about Julio getting back to Paris on a boat and there is propaganda that the French and the Germans will go to war and they eventually do in Paris Julio is a well known person but after the war starts The FOUR HORSEMEN of the APOCALYPSE is a great book made by Blasco Ibanez the book jumps around at first but that doesn t matter too much because it adds to the background of one character and the viewpoints in the story are Julio Desnoyers and his father This is a good story and at first it talks about Julio getting back to Paris on a boat and there is propaganda that the French and the Germans will go to war and they eventually do in Paris Julio is a well known person but after the war starts he doesn t immediately go to join in the war and become a soldier but before that he is in secret dating someone s wife and the woman doesn t even like her husband but when the war starts she starts training to be a war nurse to help the soldiers and after she leaves without telling Julio where Julio goes off to find her and when he does he sees that she is taking care of her husband since he got injured in the war they talk but after that Julio leaves and goes to become a soldier after the boat part it goes to the point of view of Julio s father Marcelo before Julio was born and Marcelo resigned from the army during the reign of the empire in Paris and he left to go find riches in the new world during that time he loses most of his money and eventually starts working for Madariaga and eventually Madariaga treats Marcelo like family and Marcelo eventually marries one of his daughters and eventually a German comes to work for Madariaga the Germans name is Karl he marries Madariagas other daughter and with Madarigas other daughter they had many children on the ranch and Madariaga wanted kids but from his other son in law Marcelo and eventually Marcelo and his wife have two kids and later on Madariaga dies and Marcelo gets left the company he gives some money to Karl and Karl and his family go to live in Germany they buy land and make factories but the Desnoyers family stayed in the new world but eventually when Marcelo was getting very stressed and both his kids were done with school they moved to Paris in Paris Marcelo buys many things that are very expensive later on when the war starts he sends everyone of his family members except Julio since he doesn t live with him and then goes to his castle and helps the families there and when the french army was retreating Marcelo gave what he could to the soldiers and later after they left they bombed the bridge that leads closer to Paris then later the Germans took over the town and killed many then took over the castle they ate everything and he lived with his two servants and their daughter and eventually there was a guy that gave Marcelo food for money and later they killed the male servant and put Desnoyers in the basement and the female one found him and woke him up the daughter of the female and male servant didn t want Marcelo to see her and later onGermans come but this time it is a relative one of the children of Karl and his wifeThey talk for awhile then eventually those Germans are in a fight with the french and late that night the Germans either died or survived running away after that Marcelo went back to his home in Paris and before the rest of his family got back Julio surprised him telling him he was going to serve in the war but the main surprise was from Julio wearing a military uniform later when the rest of his family gets back they all find out Julio is in the war after that Julio s mother started visiting Desnoyers best friend Argensola about every day then one day she stopped and started going to a church praying that her son stays safe and close after that Marcelo starts visiting Argensola to talk with him about Julio and eventually got introduced to Tchernoff who Marcelo let taste his wines and later heard him talk about the four horsemen of the apocalypse and later on senator Lacour Marcelo s friend got a id to go to the front lines of battle so he could visit his son and he invited Marcelo since they could go see his son as well when they were there they were told about how everything works and how the stations are manned and they eventually reach senator Lacour s son Rene they talked but with Marcelo there he was mainly asking questions about Chi Chi Marcelo s daughter and to be Rene s wife after the visit with that was done they went to start off to see Marcelo s son and once they get to the trenches they have to walk through them because otherwise it would be too risky and they would get shot by Germans they walked for miles until they reached a spot to rest and after they rested they set off again and they got to Julio and Marcelo and Julio had a reunion they hugged a while after that there was firing and Julio had to return to his post to fight off the attack then later Marcelo returned home and told his family about Julio they sent him gifts and eventually he was wounded and had to go home to heal and he talked with everyone and Chi Chi married Rene after he got injured and lost a hand and one day Marcelo and Julio passed Margaret while walking down the street and Marcelo noticed she was pregnant and Julio was trying to avoid eye contact later on Julio went back to war and one time when Julio s mother went to church her sister joined her and prayed for whoever killed her sons should die and he does later they find out Julio died in battle they all want to see him as fast as possible and when they get to his grave Chi Chi and Rene sat behind a tree and Marcelo and his wife were grieving at their son s grave and then Marcelo sees the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and reads his family s thoughts.Some things that affect the reader are when Julio dies, when Julio kills his cousins, when the Germans on the boat play the Marseilles, When the Germans get mean when the boat leaves south american waters, when you learn of the love affair he is having, when Marcelo is nice when he was so mean, when Marcelo was nice to the people of Villebranch, and when Julio joins the army it is interesting to see the character development with all of these things that happen.I recommend this book because it is very good if you get into the story and get attached to the characters even a little bit you should enjoy the book and it wasn t that predictable except for some parts and it is an amazing war story it tells of the horrors of war and what it is like to be one and what you have to do it is great and the first part goes from Julio going home to before he was born when his father traveled to the new world to get rich this is a great book and I wantpeople to enjoy it like I did


  6. CATHERINE CATHERINE says:

    This book wasn t what I expected as I didn t really know what it was about before starting it Basically it is the history of a family The father is french and goes to Argentina where he meets and marries and then raises a family His sister in law marries a German, the respective men end up going back to their home country and then war breaks out.The horror of war is captured amazingly well without too much gruesome detail The concern of parents for their children the men at the front, and th This book wasn t what I expected as I didn t really know what it was about before starting it Basically it is the history of a family The father is french and goes to Argentina where he meets and marries and then raises a family His sister in law marries a German, the respective men end up going back to their home country and then war breaks out.The horror of war is captured amazingly well without too much gruesome detail The concern of parents for their children the men at the front, and the women left behind to face the opposing forces and the attacks The expectation that this really can t be happening in a civilized world, and that the humanity of the soldiers still exists The fact that after a couple of terrifying chapters when the soldiers destroy a village and the main character is able to jump in a taxi afterwards and head back to Paris where the war seems remote makes it seem unreal.In one part two fathers are able to visit the frontline to see their sons before going back to civilian life So close yet so far.The added perspective of the german family that are experiencing all the same anguish as the french family get it an added depth.A great read that captures the devastation of war from many angles highly recommended


  7. Czarny Pies Czarny Pies says:

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was the biggest selling novel in the world between the WWI and WWII Unquestionably it was at least somewhat oversold Today is largely forgotten and is most certainly being undersold.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse addresses the big question on the minds of everyone between the wars why would so many people gladly die in what was clearly a senseless war The answer of Blasco Ibanez was the same as that of Marcel Proust in Le temps retrouve Blasco Ibanez The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was the biggest selling novel in the world between the WWI and WWII Unquestionably it was at least somewhat oversold Today is largely forgotten and is most certainly being undersold.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse addresses the big question on the minds of everyone between the wars why would so many people gladly die in what was clearly a senseless war The answer of Blasco Ibanez was the same as that of Marcel Proust in Le temps retrouve Blasco Ibanez s protagonist Julio Desnoyer and Marcel Proust s Saint Loup both happily go to their deaths because they wish to be in solidarity with their comrades.WWII made the issue of dying for in a pointless cause irrelevant By the end of WWII, the allied veterans were all convinced that they had fought on the right side and had done the right thing However, during history there have beenwars that have left its participants wondering why they had fought than there have been wars that have left a clear belief on at least one of the sides that their fight had been a good one Sooner or later, The Four Horsemen will have another day in the sun


  8. Donna Donna says:

    This is a very good book about the Desnoyers family and the French viewpoint of World War I The action moved at a good pace Although it is about the war and some graphic scene of the war are included, the book isn t entirely about the war The Desnoyers family members are well developed and I became very concerned about their wellbeing, but their German relatives were painted mostly in the negative Various political viewpoints are discussed, and they all make the reader strongly dislike the G This is a very good book about the Desnoyers family and the French viewpoint of World War I The action moved at a good pace Although it is about the war and some graphic scene of the war are included, the book isn t entirely about the war The Desnoyers family members are well developed and I became very concerned about their wellbeing, but their German relatives were painted mostly in the negative Various political viewpoints are discussed, and they all make the reader strongly dislike the Germans


  9. Hermien Hermien says:

    An interesting book about WWI and the effect it had on soldiers and citizens alike It reminded me of Suite Francaise I have only just realised it was written in 1916 and that makes it a lotimpressive.


  10. Glass River Glass River says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is the only novel translated from the Spanish ever to top the American bestseller list It enjoyed a similar success in Britain The Four Horsemen s appeal was boosted by the First World War which figures centrally in the narrative Reviewing the first English translation in December 1918, the New York Times saw it as showing definitively that war was inevitable from causes deep in the German national character Publishers Weekly instructed that No red blooded American should fail to r This is the only novel translated from the Spanish ever to top the American bestseller list It enjoyed a similar success in Britain The Four Horsemen s appeal was boosted by the First World War which figures centrally in the narrative Reviewing the first English translation in December 1918, the New York Times saw it as showing definitively that war was inevitable from causes deep in the German national character Publishers Weekly instructed that No red blooded American should fail to read and ponder this thrilling, tremendous novel Millions of red blooded Americans answered the call Excitement was heightened to a stratospheric pitch by the sensational success particularly among women of the 1921 film based on the novel starring Rudolph Valentino as Julio in his most glamorous role The book with its Argentinian hero was further boosted by the tango mania which swept Europe in the immediate post war period.It is as a period piece that the novel remains highly readable The melodrama has somewhat dated the tangoism hasn t The narrative opens with the cosmopolitan artist Julio Desnoyers waiting impatiently in a Paris park to meet his lover, Marguerite She plans to leave her engineer husband Laurier for Julio, who has just returned from Argentina with a large portion of his family wealth It is the darkening eve of war A long flashback describes how Julio s father, Marcelo Desnoyers, left Paris at the time of the earlier Prussian invasion in 1870, in order to make his fortune in South America He married his rancher patron s daughter and named his firstborn Julio Another daughter of the old Argentinian rancher married a German, Karl von Hartrott, and named their firstborn Julius The German and French lines of the family, both now immensely rich, have retired to France and Germany respectively A Russian artist, Tchernoff, mystically foresees the imminent tragedy about to break on Europe in the allegorical imagery of D rer s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse plague, war, famine, and death.On the outbreak of fighting, the cuckolded Laurier is quick to join up He performs valiantly for France and is shell shocked Marguerite, now a nurse, loyally resolves to stand by him out of patriotism She gives up Julio, whom she still truly loves country must come before heart The most vivid section of the novel Part Two describes Don Marcelo s ordeal at the Desnoyers family ch teau on the Marne The unspeakable German hordes sweep through, plundering, looting, raping all the atrocities described with propagandistic vividness The ch teau is ransacked ironically, one of the von Hartrotts lends a hand The ancient Marcelo Desnoyers is physically manhandled and comes close to losing his life The Huns are eventually thrown back at the Battle of the Marne the huge carnage is lovingly described One of the liberators is Julio, who has at last joined up A distraught Marcelo tells him Men of your blood are on the other side If you see any one of themdo not hesitate ShootKill himKill him In the event it is Julio who dies in battle The novel ends with Marcelo touring the endless military cemeteries, somewhere among whose acres of identical white wooden crosses his son lies buried Julio s sister Chich and her lover Ren embrace in this field of death, giving hope of life and regeneration to come.The Spanish version of the novel was written in 1918 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was filmed again in 1962, with the setting moved to the Second World War, directed by Vincente Minnelli But it is the 1921 version with its famous tango scene and Valentino s tragic eyes which is the true movie classic.Ib ez was a politically active Republican and pacifist Radically anti monarchist, he spent many years in exile, dying in France in 1928 His ashes were reburied in his native Valencia in 1933


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About the Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Horsemen of PDF/EPUB ½ Vicente Blasco Ib ez January , January , was a Spanish realist novelist writing in Spanish, The Four PDF/EPUB or a screenwriter and occasional film directorBorn in Valencia, today he is best known in the English speaking world for Four Horsemen of PDF Ê his World War I novel The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse He is also known for his political activitiesHe finished studying law, but hardly practised He divided his time between politics, literature He was a fan of Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraHis life, it can be said, tells ainteresting story than his novels He was a militant Republican partisan in his youth and founded a newspaper, El Pueblo translated as either The Town or The People in his hometown The newspaper aroused so much controversy that it was brought to court many times and censored He made many enemies and was shot and almost killed in one dispute The bullet was caught in the clasp of his belt He had several stormy love affairsHe volunteered as the proofreader for the novel Noli Me Tangere, in which the Filipino patriot Jos Rizal expressed his contempt of the Spanish colonization of the Philippines He traveled to Argentina in where two new cities, Nueva Valencia and Cervantes, were created He gave conferences on historical events and Spanish literature Tired and disgusted with government failures and inaction, Vicente Blasco Ib ez moved to Paris, France at the beginning of World War IHe was a supporter of the Allies in World War IHe died in Menton, France at the age of .