Good-Bye to All That

Good-Bye to All That


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 9780385093309
Pages : 372 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (93 users)

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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.


Modern Classics Goodbye To All That

Modern Classics Goodbye To All That


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0141184590
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

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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


Goodbye to All That?

Goodbye to All That?


Author : Dan Stone
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 019969771X
Pages : 408 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

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Shows how the anti-fascist consensus prevalent throughout Europe following World War II has been crumbling since the 1970s and how globalization, deregulation, the erosion of social-democratic welfare capitalism in the West, and the collapse of the Communist alternative in the East are leading to a social divisive, politically dangerous rise of fascism that could threaten the peace of Europe.


Goodbye to All That

Goodbye to All That


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141911689
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

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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 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. Includes illustrations and explanatory footnotes.


Goodbye to All That

Goodbye to All That


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : Collector's Library
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ISBN : 9781909621053
Pages : 437 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (621 users)

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Robert Graves' superb autobiography tells the story of his life at public school and as a young officer during the First World War.


Good-bye to All that

Good-bye to All that


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : Penguin Classics
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ISBN : 9780141392660
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (392 users)

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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. 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. Edited by Fran Brearton With a new Introduction by Andrew Motion '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


Goodbye to All That

Goodbye to All That


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : Everyman's Library
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ISBN : 1101907983
Pages : 409 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

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On the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I: a hardcover edition of one of the best and most famous memoirs of the conflict. Good-bye to All That was published a decade after the end of the first World War, as the poet and novelist Robert Graves was preparing to leave England for good. The memoir documents not only his own personal experience, as a patriotic young officer, of the horrors and disillusionment of battle, but also the wider loss of innocence the Great War brought about. By the time of his writing, a way of life had ended, and England and the modern world would never be the same. In Graves's portrayal of the dehumanizing misery of the trenches, his grief over lost friends, and the surreal absurdity of government bureaucracy, Graves uses broad comedy to make the most serious points about life and death.


A Study Guide for Robert Graves's

A Study Guide for Robert Graves's "Goodbye to All That"


Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1410347109
Pages : 27 pages
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A Study Guide for Robert Graves's "Goodbye to All That," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.


Robert Graves

Robert Graves


Author : Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1472929152
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

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The writer and poet Robert Graves suppressed virtually all of the poems he had published during and just after the First World War. Until his son, William Graves, reprinted almost all the Poems About War in 1988, Graves's status as a 'war poet' seems to have depended mainly on his prose memoir (and bestseller), Good-bye to All That. None of the previous biographies written on Graves, however excellent, attempt to deal with this paradox in any depth. Robert Graves the war poet and the suppressed poems themselves have been largely neglected – until now. Jean Moorcroft Wilson, celebrated biographer of poets Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg and Edward Thomas, relates Graves's fascinating life during this period, his experiences in the war, his being left for dead at the Battle of the Somme, his leap from a third-storey window after his lover Laura Riding's even more dramatic jump from the fourth storey, his move to Spain and his final 'goodbye' to 'all that'. In this deeply-researched new book, containing startling material never before brought to light, Dr Moorcroft Wilson traces not only Graves's compelling life, but also the development of his poetry during the First World War, his thinking about the conflict and his shifting attitude towards it. Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That casts new light on the life, prose and poetry of Graves, without which the story of Great War poetry is incomplete.


Goodbye to All That (Revised Edition)

Goodbye to All That (Revised Edition)


Author : Sari Botton
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1541619889
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (541 users)

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From Roxane Gay to Leslie Jamison, thirty brilliant writers share their timeless stories about the everlasting magic—and occasional misery—of living in the Big Apple, in a new edition of the classic anthology. In the revised edition of this classic collection, thirty writers share their own stories of loving and leaving New York, capturing the mesmerizing allure the city has always had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discovered: the crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the sudden, unblinking certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be. They also share the grief that comes like a gut-punch, when the grand metropolis loses its magic and the pressures of New York's frenetic life wear thin for even the most dedicated dwellers. As friends move away, rents soar, and love—still—remains just out of reach, each writer's goodbye is singular and universal, just like New York itself.


Goodbye to All That. by Robert Graves

Goodbye to All That. by Robert Graves


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9781906147037
Pages : 4 pages
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'Goodbye to all That' is Robert Graves' marvellously candid self-portrait of his childhood and his experiences as a young officer in the First World War.


Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves (Book Analysis)

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves (Book Analysis)


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Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
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ISBN : 2808015852
Pages : 25 pages
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Goodbye to All That with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves, an autobiographical work which spans the period from his childhood to his decision to leave England for good in the 1920s. In particular, it vividly depicts his experiences as an officer during the First World War, during which he witnessed the horrors of trench warfare at first hand and forged close friendships with his fellow soldier-poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Robert Graves was an English poet, novelist and critic. As well as Goodbye to All That, he is known for his novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God, which are now regarded as classic works of historical fiction. Find out everything you need to know about Goodbye to All That in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


Goodbye to All that

Goodbye to All that


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : London, Cassell [1966
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ISBN : 9780304921119
Pages : 306 pages
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Robert Graves's autobiography tells the story of his life at public school and as a young officer during the First World War.


Penguin Essentials Goodbye To All That

Penguin Essentials Goodbye To All That


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0241951410
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

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'There has been a lot of fighting hereabouts. The trenches have made themselves rather than been made, and run inconsequently in and out of the big thirty-foot high stacks of bricks; it is most confusing. The parapet of a trench which we don't occupy is built up with ammunition boxes and corpses . . .' In one of the most honest and candid self-portraits ever committed to paper, Robert Graves tells the extraordinary story of his experiences as a young officer in the First World War. He describes life in the trenches in vivid, raw detail, how the dehumanizing horrors he witnessed left him shell-shocked. They were to haunt him for the rest of his life.


Robert Graves, Goodbye to All that

Robert Graves, Goodbye to All that


Author : Christopher MacLachlan
Publisher :
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ISBN :
Pages : 96 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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The Greatest Criminal Cases: Changing the Course of American Law

The Greatest Criminal Cases: Changing the Course of American Law


Author : J. Michael Martinez
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440828695
Pages : 266 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

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This fascinating book recounts the compelling stories behind 14 of the most important criminal procedure cases in American legal history. • Includes 20 photographs of key participants and scenes • Explains legal principles through engaging, jargon-free prose • Connects the importance of the cases to constitutional criminal procedure • Explores the impact of Supreme Court decisions


I, Claudius

I, Claudius


Author : Robert Graves
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141911743
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

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Despised for his weakness and regarded by his family as little more than a stammering fool, the nobleman Claudius quietly survives the intrigues, bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the imperial Roman dynasties. In I, Claudius he watches from the sidelines to record the reigns of its emperors: from the wise Augustus and his villainous wife Livia to the sadistic Tiberius and the insane excesses of Caligula. Written in the form of Claudius' autobiography, this is the first part of Robert Graves's brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, and stands as one of the most celebrated, gripping historical novels ever written. Includes an introduction by Barry Unsworth.