Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography

Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography Author Robert Graves
ISBN-10 0385093306
ISBN-13 9780385093309
Year 1958-02-01
Pages 347
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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In this autobiography first published in 1929 poet Robert Graves traces the monumental and universal loss of innocence that occurred as a result of the First World War Written after the war and as he was leaving his birthplace he thought forever Good Bye to All That bids farewell not only to England and his English family and friends but also to a way of life Tracing his upbringing from his solidly middle class Victorian childhood through his entry into the war at age twenty one as a patriotic captain in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers this dramatic poignant often wry autobiography goes on to depict the horrors and disillusionment of the Great War from life in the trenches and the loss of dear friends to the stupidity of government bureaucracy and the absurdity of English class stratification Paul Fussell has hailed it as the best memoir of the First World War and has written the introduction to this new edition that marks the eightieth anniversary of the end of the war An enormous success when it was first issued it continues to find new readers in the thousands each year and has earned its designation as a true classic

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