Good-Bye To All That.

“This is a story of what I was, not what I am": First Edition of Robert Graves' Good-Bye to All That

Good-Bye To All That.

GRAVES, Robert.

$2,500.00

Item Number: 48090

London: Jonathan Cape, 1929.

First edition, first issue of Graves’ classic autobiography with Siegfried Sassoon’s poem on pp. 341-343. Octavo, original red cloth, frontispiece of Graves, illustrated with maps and photographs. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the crown and foot of the spine. Jacket design by Len Lye. Photography by Alfred Cracknell. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

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."

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