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- DescriptionThe second volume in Siegfried Sassoon s beloved trilogy, The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston, with a new introduction by celebrated historian Paul Fussell A highly decorated English soldier and an acclaimed poet and velist, Siegfried Sassoon won fame for his trilogy of fictionalized autobiographies that wonderfully capture the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of war. The second volume of Siegfried Sassoon's semiautobiographical George Sherston trilogy picks up shortly after Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man in 1916, with the young Sherston deep in the trenches of WWI. For his decorated bravery, and also his harmful recklessness, he is soon sent to the Fourth Army School for officer training, then dispatched to Morlancourt, a raid, and on through the Somme. After being wounded by a bullet through the lung, he returns home to convalesce, where his questioning of the war and the British Military establishment leads him to write a public anti-war letter (verbatim the letter Sassoon wrote in 1917, entitled Finished with the War: A Soldier s Declaration, which was eventually read in the British House of Commons). Through the help of close friend David Cromlech (based on Sassoon's friend Robert Graves) a medical board decides t to prosecute, but instead deem him to be mentally ill, suffering from shell-shock, and sends him to a hospital for treatment. Sassoon's stunning portrayal of a mind coming to terms with the brutal truths he has encountered in war as well as his unsentimental, though often poetic, portrayal of class-defined life in England at wartime is amongst the greatest books ever written about World War I, or war itself. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and tes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.
- Author BiographySiegfried Sassoon (1886 1967) was a poet and novelist whose novels include the James Tait Black Award winning Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. He is recognized as one of the great poets of World War I and one of the war s most influential opponents.Paul Fussell (1925 2012) was a writer, editor, and historian whose experiences in World War II led to his writing the award-winning classic The Great War and Modern Memory. He was also the editor of the collection Sassoon s Long Journey.
- Author(s)Siegfried Sassoon
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication28/05/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitlePenguin Classics
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Weight227 g
- Width132 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Introduction byDonald T Regan Chair of English Literature Paul Fussell
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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