James Jones


Born
in Robinson, The United States
November 06, 1921

Died
May 09, 1977

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James Ramon Jones was an American author known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath.

His wartime experiences inspired some of his most famous works. He witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to his first published novel, From Here to Eternity. The Thin Red Line reflected his combat experiences on Guadalcanal. His last novel, Whistle, was based on his hospital stay in Memphis, Tennessee, recovering from his wounds.

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Average rating: 4.03 · 28,311 ratings · 828 reviews · 35 distinct worksSimilar authors
From Here to Eternity

4.09 avg rating — 15,023 ratings — published 1951 — 69 editions
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The Thin Red Line

3.98 avg rating — 11,673 ratings — published 1962 — 54 editions
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Whistle

3.84 avg rating — 420 ratings — published 1974 — 20 editions
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Some Came Running

3.94 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 1957 — 22 editions
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Go to the Widow-Maker

3.75 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1967 — 15 editions
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The Pistol

3.52 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1960 — 11 editions
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The Merry Month of May

3.45 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1971 — 21 editions
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The World War II Trilogy: F...

4.30 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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WW II: A Chronicle of Soldi...

4.05 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1975 — 9 editions
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The Ice-Cream Headache & Ot...

3.69 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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From Here to Eternity The Thin Red Line Whistle
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4.04 avg rating — 27,190 ratings

De aquí a la eternidad I De aquí a la eternidad II
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3.50 avg rating — 32 ratings

“That was one of the virtues of being a pessimist: nothing was ever as bad as you thought it would be.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

“If I never meet you
In this life
Let me feel the lack
A glance from your eyes
Then my life
Will be yours”
James Jones, The Thin Red Line

“War don't ennoble men, it turns 'em into dogs. It poisons the soul.”
James Jones, The Thin Red Line

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1st Quarter 2018 Long Read Poll

Ulysses by James Joyce, 1922, 810 pages
 
  71 votes, 19.7%

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, 1849, 974 pages
 
  69 votes, 19.2%

The Arabian Nights, 800, 1049 pages
 
  48 votes, 13.3%

 
  47 votes, 13.1%

 
  24 votes, 6.7%

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 1985, 945 pages
 
  20 votes, 5.6%

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence, 1913, 654 pages
 
  20 votes, 5.6%

 
  15 votes, 4.2%

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, 1353, 909 pages
 
  14 votes, 3.9%

Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas, 1845, 788 pages
 
  10 votes, 2.8%

From Here to Eternity by James Jones, 1951, 816 pages
 
  6 votes, 1.7%

 
  6 votes, 1.7%

 
  6 votes, 1.7%

Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens, 1948, 614 pages
 
  2 votes, 0.6%

 
  2 votes, 0.6%

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