From Here to Eternity Author:James Jones A BIG, sprawling story that has been called the most important novel to come out of World War II, From Here to Eternity carries us into the exciting, tumultuous and often brutal world inhabited by soldiers and the women they love. The novel?s setting is Hawaii during the ominous months of 1941, climaxing with the devastating Japanese attack on P... more »earl Harbor.
First published in 1951, From Here to Eternity rocketed author James Jones to immediate fame and won him a National Book Award. In 1953 it inspired an Academy Award-winning motion picture.
From Here to Eternity evokes the American soldier?s life candidly and in dramatic detail. Here is a world not only of military installations buy also of tropical beaches, city life, and honky-tonk bars filled with GIs yearning for girls back home. Here too are their women?the company commander?s wife who shamelessly loves a lowly sergeant?the B-girl who makes he mistake of falling in love with the soldier who picks her up?men and women who live each day as though it may be their last. The Saturday Review said: ?For the non-squeamish adult this is the best picture of Army life ever written by an American, a book of beauty and power.?« less