Goodbye to All That

In 1929 Robert Graves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Graves)¬†went to live abroad permanently, vowing ‘never to make England my home again’. This is his superb account of his life up until that ‘bitter leave-taking’: from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days at Charterhouse, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War that was to haunt him throughout his life. It also contains memorable encounters with fellow writers and poets, including Siegfried Sassoon and Thomas Hardy, and covers his increasingly unhappy marriage to Nancy Nicholson. Goodbye to All That, with its vivid, harrowing descriptions of the Western Front, is a classic war document, and also has immense value as one of the most candid self-portraits of an artist ever written. Please read it.

 

Follow this link http://www.firstworldwar.com/poetsandprose/graves_article.htm  for a short introduction to the life and work of Graves.

 

288 pages in Penguin Classics paperback edition

ISBN 978-0141184593

 

Robert Graves

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