Modern Classics Goodbye To All That

Paperback | October 3, 2000

byRobert Graves

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An autobiographical work that describes firsthand the great tectonic shifts in English society following the First World War, Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That is a matchless evocation of the Great War's haunting legacy, published in Penguin Modern Classics. In 1929 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. Robert Ranke Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, novelist, and critic. He is best known for the historical novel I, Claudius and the critical study of myth and poetry The White Goddess. His autobiography, Goodbye to All That, was published in 1929, quickly establishing itself as a modern classic. Graves also translated Apuleius, Lucan and Suetonius for the Penguin Classics, and compiled the first modern dictionary of Greek Mythology, The Greek Myths. His translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (with Omar Ali-Shah) is also published in Penguin Classics. If you enjoyed Goodbye to All That, you might like Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'His wonderful autobiography' Jeremy Paxman, Daily Mail

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An autobiographical work that describes firsthand the great tectonic shifts in English society following the First World War, Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That is a matchless evocation of the Great War's haunting legacy, published in Penguin Modern Classics. In 1929 Robert Graves went to live abroad permanently, vowing 'never to ma...

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In 1929 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 thro...

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 Ma...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 3, 2000Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141184590

ISBN - 13:9780141184593

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written memoir of true horror Robert Graves writes his story of journey from public school to officer in WW1 at the Somme offensive. Dry, unflinching and shattering in its account of war, Graves writes with skill and truth. Moving, elegiac and ultimately necessary.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "The Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go" In a style that is honest and passionate, Robert Graves brings the reader into the horror of the the trentches of Europe as well as the madness and myopia of post-Victorian Britain. Throughout this gripping work and its magnificient treatment of not only Grave's life, but theFirst World War experience---I could not help but recall the words of one of his own contemporaries: "Sneak home and pray you'll never know the hell where youth and laughter go." By simply and frankly presenting the events of his youth, Graves has created one of the greatest accounts of the Great War and the ushering in of the modern age. This book will endure as a magnificient work of historical and literary art.
Date published: 2001-02-24