Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth

Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth

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Robert Graves first came across the name of Roger Lamb in 1914, when Graves was an English officer instructing his platoon in regimental history. Lamb was a British soldier who had served his king during the American War of Independence, and whose claim to a footnote in history is that he managed to escape twice from American prison camps. When Graves went to America in the 1930s, he remembered Sergeant Lamb, investigated his story and created this fictionalized memoir telling Lamb's story from his Irish childhood to war and revolution, weaving a mesmerizing tale of courage and adventure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 15mm | 18.14g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141197684
  • 9780141197685
  • 2,089,595

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Among the most generous, self-willed, unseemly and brilliant writers of our century * The New York Times *
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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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Among the most generous, self-willed, unseemly and brilliant writers of our century The New York Times
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161 ratings
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4 34% (55)
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2 6% (10)
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