Modern Classics Goodbye To All That Paperback – Oct 3 2000
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About the Author
Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Somme. He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929, and it was soon established as a modern classic. He died on 7 December 1985 in Majorca, his home since 1929.
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Graves starts by discussing his childhood, including time spent in Germany visiting relatives (his mother's side of the family was German) and his time at a public school, Charterhouse. However, the book deals mainly with his experiences on the Western Front. Of upper-class background he enlisted in the British Army a day or two after the declaration of war. He mentions others of his generation: Siegfried Sassoon, T.E. Lawrence and Thomas Hardy (Hardy was of a different generation, but Graves gives an interesting account of their meeting). Of the three, Sassoon was the only personal friend of Graves and served in the same regiment during the war.
"Goodbye To All That" is considered one of the true classics of First World War literature and it easily lives up to its reputation; this edition also contains a prologue and an epilogue both written in 1957.
I recommend it for those interested in the First World War as well as for those who simply enjoy an extremely well-written book. Neither reader will be disappointed.
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