Goodbye to All That

Goodbye to All That

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'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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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 112 x 174 x 26mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241951410
  • 9780241951415
  • 85,183

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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

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About Robert Graves

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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