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by Robert Graves


Series: Popular Penguins. Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages.

Series: Popular Penguins. The first came out in the 20s and was raw and popular and controversial. The second came out in the 50s and was somewhat bowdlerized by the author, because several of the people involved were still alive.

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. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Paperback: 288 pages.

Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929, and it was soon established as a modern classic. Andrew Motion's most recent collection of poetry is The Cinder Path.

Published in Penguin Books 1960. Reprinted in Penguin Classics 2000. Reading Goodbye to All That over again, for the first time since 1929, I wonder how my publishers escaped a libel action

Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England. Published in Penguin Books 1960. Reading Goodbye to All That over again, for the first time since 1929, I wonder how my publishers escaped a libel action. Domestic crises are always expensive, but the book sold well enough in England and the United States, despite the Depression which had just set in, to pay my debts and leave me free to live and write in Majorca without immediate anxiety for the future.

Author: Robert Graves ISBN 10: 0141184590. Title: Modern Classics Goodbye To All That (Penguin Modern Classics) Item Condition: used item in a very good condition

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Goodbye to All That book. Graves also translated Apuleius, Lucan and Suetonius for the Penguin Classics, and compiled the first modern dictionary of Greek Mythology, The Greek Myths

Goodbye to All That book. 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.

Good-Bye to All That is an autobiography by Robert Graves which first appeared in 1929, when the author was 34 years old. "It was my bitter leave-taking of England.

His autobiography, Goodbye to All That, was published in 1929, quickly establishing itself as a modern classic

His autobiography, Goodbye to All That, was published in 1929, quickly establishing itself as a modern classic. His translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (with Omar Ali-Shah) is also published in Penguin Classics.

Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Robert Graves For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. In 1929 Robert Graves went to live abroad permanently, vowing 'never to make England my home again'. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

"There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. A new arrival who talked patriotism would soon be told to cut it out. As Blighty, Great Britain was a quiet, easy place to get back to out of the present foreign misery, but as a nation it was nothing." This is the original version of Robert Graves's intense memoir of the First World War, restoring this raw, emotionally truthful, darkly comic work to the way it was first written, by a young man still reeling from the trenches. 'We see the dark heart of the book even more clearly, and hear it beating even more loudly, in this original edition than we do in the comparatively careful and considered terms of the later one' Andrew Motion 'One of the most candid self-portraits, warts and all, ever painted' TLS
Dondallon
There were two editions of this Robert Graves Classic: "Goodbye to All That" made by the author during his lifetime. The first came out in the 20s and was raw and popular and controversial. The second came out in the 50s and was somewhat bowdlerized by the author, because several of the people involved were still alive. His nephew oversaw an edition in 1995 which explained some of the reasons for the changed second edition and restored some of the original material. If you pay attention to details, find out which edition you are getting. I have downrated this edition because it is the second. I purchased the Richard Perceval Graves version off of Amazon about a year ago.
If this is too nitpicky for you, the second edition is still very good, it is missing some interesting material however, particularly the opening poem by Laura Riding and Graves' interesting dedication to her at the end of the book.
Fek
Graves recounts his war experiences in a wholly unemotional way that add clarity and believability to his account. He avoids any temptation to brag about himself or glamorize his experience, even though he was clearly a brave and successful officer who was also emerging as significant poet at the time. Other authors may have been tempted to overplay their relationship with a figure like T.E. Lawrence, but Graves just relates a few anecdotes from his postwar time with Lawrence at Oxford. He casually mentions the astonishing detail that Lawrence gave him four chapters of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" to serialize in America because Graves and his young family needed money. From a reader's standpoint, however, the best thing about "Goodbye" is not the details about trench warfare or the horrors experienced by poor Tommies dying all around. It is the hum and humor of Graves' prose, seen here in the bud which would flower so gloriously in books like "I, Claudius" . Don't read this to learn about WWI. Read it to learn about memoir.
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Really an outstanding book. Very frank with a 'matter of fact' honesty. No subject is taboo, so it is very enlightening on subjects not usually touched on such as killing of prisoners and atrocities. It starts a little slow but once he puts on a uniform it really holds your attention. Highly recommend. It is no accident that it is a classic.
Flocton
"Goodbye to All That" is a fantastic book and well worth reading. If you have been reading WW1 history then this book should be on your list. Recently I have read "The Guns of August" and "The Proud Tower" both by Tuchman. Then "Catastrophe" by Hastings and finally "Testament of Youth" by Brittain. Both "Testament of Youth" and "Goodbye to All That" were written shortly after WW1 and describe the conflict from a human perspective - written by people who were there in the thick of it. "Testament of Youth" was a tad introspective but essential reading nevertheless. I subsequently purchased the 1970's DVD series by the same name which was also great. I think that all of these books are wonderful reading and bring WW1 to life. However if you want to find out about WW1 and don't have a lot of time - then my suggestion is "The Guns of August" and "Goodbye to All That". Having German heritage I suppose I should also read "All Quiet on The Western Front !"

Finally after reading all these books you realise that not many people are reading history or at least taking any note of it. The war to end all wars was shortly followed by WW2 and on it goes ............ Anyway read "Goodbye to All That" you will laugh and cry !
Gigafish
Graves' autobiography is a beautifully written narrative. He actually enlisted to avoid having to go to Oxford. At the time, the war was supposed to last only a few months. He hadn't expected to end up in the trenches. His early days at school were typically British- cruel and harsh. Harsh enough to enlist to escape more schooling. His war experiences and stories are rendered with a clarity and honesty that makes them timeless. I am reading it as part of the 100 year anniversary of WWI that is being held at all of the libraries in my county, but the book will remain part of my home library.
Umge
I've read some of Robert Graves books, and was curious to read his autobiography, specifically his time in the Great War.

It was an interesting book, with a few stories of his younger years (school, family vacations to Germany), recollections of his time at college, his service during the war, and his time after.

Disjointed stories leading to anecdotes that don't seem related, often vague and without description of the time and place. Contemporaries would have more familiarity with the places and events; one hundred years later, the words conjure vague and fuzzy mental images.

Still, I enjoyed the book, and took it for what it was. The footnotes explaining the differences between this copy and the 1957 reprint were also interesting.
Mejora
Hard to say. I particularly enjoyed his descripion of the trench war and of the disorganization and cynicism of the High Command. We should study in detail WWI, in so far as it nearly destroyed Western Civilization and made Hitler possible.The emphasis on nationalism injected by the victors after the war, was an immediate cause of the WWII. We have to understand better the dynamics in order to prevent a repetition of the events, with far more destructive consequences. The resulting balcanization of Central Europe had deleterious consequences for the balance of power in the religion and thus promoted conflict. As for the book, the description of the education of the upper classes in Gret Britain shows clearly what should not pass for education.
Modern Classics Goodbye To All That (Popular Penguins) ebook
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