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    Description'There has been a lot of fighting hereabouts. The trenches have made themselves rather than been made, and run inconsequently in and out of the big thirty-foot high stacks of bricks; it is most confusing. The parapet of a trench which we don't occupy is built up with ammunition boxes and corpses'. In one of the most honest and candid self-portraits ever committed to paper, Robert Graves tells the extraordinary story of his experiences as a young officer in the First World War. He describes life in the trenches in vivid, raw detail, how the dehumanizing horrors he witnessed left him shell-shocked. They were to haunt him for the rest of his life.


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    Title
    Goodbye to All That
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Graves
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241951415
    ISBN 10: 0241951410
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH, BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    DC22: 821.912
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000, HIS027090, BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: NHWR5, DSBH, DSC, DNBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Graves was born in Wimbledon in 1895. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. After this, apart from a year as Professor of English Literature at Cairo University in 1926, he earned his living by writing, mostly historical novels, including: I, Claudius; Claudius the God; Count Belisarius; Wife of Mr Milton; Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth; Proceed, Sergeant Lamb; The Golden Fleece; They Hanged My Saintly Billy; and The Isles of Unwisdom. He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929 and it was soon established as a modern classic. He also translated widely and compiled the first modern dictionary of Greek Mythology, The Greek Myths. He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1961 and made an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, in 1971. Robert Graves died in 1985.
    Review quote
    One of the classic accounts of the Western Front The Times Wonderful -- Jeremy Paxman Daily Mail From the moment of its first appearance an established classic Observer One of the most candid self-portraits of a poet, warts and all, ever painted The Times Literary Supplement