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Raina Petkoff is a romantic young girl who has an overly idealistic view of war. She is engaged to Sergius, a handsome ineffectual young officer with an equally romantic attitude towards war. In the first act an escaping enemy soldier, Bluntschli, breaks into Raina's bedroom. He is a practical sort and tries to convince her of the realities of war. It makes more sense to carry choclates than ammunition he tells her. She lets him escape; clearly she has become attracted to him. In the second act the soldiers return and bring with them Bluntschli who has helped them in moving their armies, since as a pragmatist, he is willing to fight for whichever side pays. Now he has to deal with the romantic Sergius for the love of Raina.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general Lover is    -   from very different culture Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Baltic States Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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