The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper (1826)
Fenimore Cooper created a heroic past for Americans out of the savagery of the French and Indian Wars in the mid-18th century.
Billy Budd, by Herman Melville (1891/1924)
The author is best known for writing Moby Dick, but all of his genius is evident in this novella about the hanging of an innocent seaman during the Napoleonic War.
The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane (1895)
An intense psychological portrait of a young soldier under fire in the American Civil War.
The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric (1945)
The author won the Nobel Prize in Literature — mostly for this fictional account of the turbulent history of Bosnia.
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding (1954)
British schoolboys on a deserted island turn into savages: a memorable allegory of world politics.
Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brian (1969)
The first in the series of addictive novels about Captain Jack Aubrey and the naval surgeon Stephen Maturin during the Napoleonic Wars.
Por último, novelas relacionadas con la guerra…
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (2006)
A post-apocalyptic novel about a father’s abiding love for his son narrated in stunning prose.