Books with anti-war themes have explicit anti-war messages or have been described as having significant anti-war themes or sentiments. Not all of these books have a direct connection to any particular anti-war movement. The list includes fiction and non-fiction, and books for children and younger readers.
^Cynthia Wachwell, War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1861-1914. Louisiana State University Press 2010, ISBN 0-8071-3562-3 (pp. 163-66).
^ abVincent B. Sherry, The Cambridge companion to the literature of the First World War. Cambridge University Press, 2005 ISBN 0-521-82145-2 (p.102)
^"T.H. White declared the theme of his Arthurian fantasy, The Once and Future King written for the most part between 1938 and 1941, was to find "an antidote to war"". Tom Shippey, "Fantasy" in The Oxford Companion to English Literature edited by Margaret Drabble. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780198614531 (p.351).
^"The Wars is an anti-war novel". "Author uses fiction to show horrors of First World War".The Leader-Post, November 15, 1977 (p.47).
^"Karinthy, as a pacifist, is very bitter about the war...In asides Karithy expresses horror at the war, damning both Central Powers and Allies". "Voyage to Faremido and Capillaria" in E. F. Bleiler and Richard Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years. Kent State University Press, 1990. (pp. 400-401). ISBN 9780873384162.
^"...his final excursion into visionary fiction...was Why Was I Killed?, an after-death fantasy on a pacifist theme". Michael Moorcock, "Introduction" to The Aerodrome by Rex Warner. Vintage Classics, 2007. ISBN 9780099511564 (p. ix-xx)
^ abcRobert A Seeley. "Further Reading", in The Handbook of non-violence, Including Aldous Huxley’s "An Encyclopedia of pacifism". Westport, Conn. : L. Hill ; Great Neck, N.Y., Lakeville Press, 1986. ISBN 0882082086 (pp. 333-334).
^ abcdefghijkMartin Ceadel,"Selected Bibliography", in Pacifism in Britain, 1914-1945 : the defining of a faith. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1980. ISBN 0198218826 (pp. 323-333).
^"Anti-war Book May Offend" (Review of The Causes of World War Three) Reading Eagle, - December 7, 1958 (p. 52)
^ abBen Lowe, Imagining peace: a history of early English pacifist ideas, 1340-1560.Penn State Press, 1997 ISBN 0-271-01689-2 (p. 163-64).
^Peter Van Den Dungen, "Jacob ter Meulen and Bart de Ligt as Pioneers of Peace History" in Harvey L. Dyck, The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8020-0777-5 (pp. 52-72)
^"If the War Goes On: Herman Hesse's writing against war". The Village Voice, June 17th, 1971, (p. 35).
^"As always with Macdonald, honesty won out (one almost adds, alas) and the "inside" political discussion reached its climax with his essay "The Root Is Man," in which he arrived at a kind of anarcho-pacifism based on an absolutist morality." Irving Howe, Selected Writings, 1950-1990 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990 ISBN 0151803900 (p. 257).
^"In Three Guineas (1938), arguing the case for the end of sexual discrimination against women and against war, Woolf insists on the need for women to have the same work opportunities as men". Harold Bloom,Virginia Woolf, Infobase Publishing, 2009 ISBN 1438115482, (p. 87) .
^"Based on over 200 personal testimonies from the Imperial War Museum’s oral history collection, Voices Against War is a fascinating and lively survey of anti-war protest in the UK from 1914 to the present day." Ian Sinclair, Review of Voices Against War, Peace News, February 2010.Retrieved February 2013.
^""Children of the Book" (1982) describes the siege of Vienna of 1682 through the eyes of a janizary, a Polish youth, and the daughter of a burgher of Vienna; it is a powerful novel, anti-war, showing subtly the decline of the warring regimes, Polish knights and Ottoman janizaries, and the survival of the burgher". Obituary: Peter Carter by Elizabeth Hodgkin, The Independent, 24 August 1999. Retrieved 8 April 2013.