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Memoirs Of A Fox Hunting Man

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Author: Siegfried Sassoon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101598867
Size: 47.96 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: The first 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 novelist, 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. In this first novel of the semiautobiographical George Sherston trilogy, Sassoon wonderfully captures the vanishing idylls of the Edwardian English countryside. Never out of print since its original publication in 1928, when it won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Sassoon's reminiscences about childhood and the beginning of World War I are channeled through young George Sherston, whose life of local cricket tournaments and fox-hunts falls apart as war approaches and he joins up to fight. Sassoon's first novel, though rife with comic characters and a jaunty sense of storytelling, presents his own loss of innocence and the destruction of the country he knew and loved. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Complete Memoirs Of George Sherston

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Author: Siegfried Sassoon
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1789128048
Size: 65.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 574
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Book Description: The Memoirs of George Sherston brings together in one memorable volume the three widely-hailed “autobiographical novels” of the eminent English poet, Siegfried Sassoon. Set against the dark background of World War this extraordinary trilogy follows the author’s wartime fortunes and examines his emotional growth under the cruel pressures of hand-to-hand combat in the field. Perhaps the most striking qualities of Sassoon’s record are its honesty, its simplicity and its lack of pretentiousness and false heroics. It is, after all, a deeply personal account of a complete phase of a man’s life, spanning in continuous narrative form the period from the author’s childhood to the war’s end. The trilogy begins with Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, a fond reminiscence of boyhood and adolescence set against the background of the author’s rural English home. Full of the scent of leather and the huntsman cries on a frosty autumn morning, the scene is set as the world moves slowly towards war. In the second volume, The Memoirs of an Infantry Office, the mood deepens. A classic among war books, it tells of the author’s steady disillusionment with the Army and of his ultimate rebellion against the cruel realities of war. Finally, in the last of the three, Sherston’s Progress, set in an asylum for shell-shocked officers, the author is able to accept these realities and to resolve his emotional turmoil. Through it all, there is always the presence of Sassoon—the fluid, sensitive prose, the fine perceptions of the poet—yet spoken here in the voice of the average man. With charm and humor and quiet understatement, he has managed to articulate the hidden feelings of any sensitive man who in the normal course of his life is suddenly exposed to the nightmare of war.


Memoirs Of An Infantry Officer

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Author: Siegfried Sassoon
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143107163
Size: 58.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 247
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Book Description: Reprint. Originally published: London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1930.


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Author: Артур Дойл
Publisher: Glagoslav Publications
ISBN: 9660386427
Size: 56.26 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages : 192
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Book Description: «Вельможний клієнт» (1927) — оповідання англійського письменника Артура Конан Дойла (1859—1930) про знаменитого детектива Шерлока Голмса. До Голмса звернувся сер Джеймс Демері як посередник від невідомого «вельможного клієнта» з проханням зруйнувати майбутній шлюб юної аристократки Віолетти де Мервіль та одного з найнебезпечніших злочинців Європи, барона Адальберта Ґрюнера. Голмс передав Демері викрадений ним у Ґрюнера щоденник, в результаті чого весілля барона та Віолетти було скасоване. А загадковий «вельможний клієнт», в якому вгадується постать самого короля Великої Британії, допоміг Шерлоку Голмсу повністю уникнути покарання за крадіжку зі зломом у будинку Ґрюнера.


Sherston S Progress

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Author: Siegfried Sassoon
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178912803X
Size: 12.18 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Book Description: This autobiographical novel of the eminent English poet, Siegfried Sassoon was first published in 1936. Following on from Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (1928) and Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930), Sassoon’s third and final instalment, Sherston’s Progress, is set in an asylum for shell-shocked officers, and deals with the author’s final acceptance of these realities, and ultimately to resolve his emotional turmoil. Sassoon’s fluid, sensitive prose, the fine perceptions of the poet, is spoken here in the voice of the average man. With charm and humor and quiet understatement, he has managed to articulate the hidden feelings of any sensitive man who in the normal course of his life is suddenly exposed to the nightmare of war. A gripping finale to the trilogy.


Siegfried Sassoon

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Author: Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415967136
Size: 14.21 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 526
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Book Description: The World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon is one of the twentieth century's greatest icons and Jean Moorcroft Wilson is the leading authority on him. In Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches, the second volume of her best-selling, authorized biography, Wilson completes her definitive analysis of his life and works, exploring Sassoon's experiences after the Great War. For many people, Sassoon exists primarily as a First World War poet and bold fighter, who earned the nickname 'Mad Jack' in the trenches and risked Court Martial, possibly the firing squad, with his public protest against the War. Much less is known about his life after the Armistice. Wilson uncovers a series of love affairs with such larger-than-life characters as Queen Victoria's great-grandson, Prince Phillip of Hess, the flamboyant Ivor Novello and the exotic and bejeweled Hon. Stephen Tennant. This period also sees Sassoon establishing close friendships with some of the greatest literary figures of the age, Hardy, Beerbohm, E. M. Forster and T. E.Lawrence among them. Sassoon himself said that most people thought he had died in 1919. But Wilson shows that his poetry is, if anything, more powerful in the second half of his life. Based on a decade of meticulous research and interviews with many who knew Sassoon well, much of the material is published here for the first time. Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches completes a fascinating story that is beautifully told.


Texas Quarterly

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Siegfried Sassoon The First Complete Biography Of One Of Our Greatest War Poets

Siegfried Sassoon   The First Complete Biography of One of Our Greatest War Poets PDF

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Author: John S Roberts
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1784180963
Size: 28.89 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Book Description: 'A FINE ENGROSSING, SYMPATHETIC STUDY OF SASSOON' - THE TIMESWith two collections of his verse written during the First World War, Siegfried Sassoon established himself as among the greatest of the war poets. Beyond that, the accounts he left of his service with the Royal Welch Fusiliers on the Western Front, beginning with Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man in 1928, rank perhaps as highly as his poetry, and have done much to shape our modern perception of that war. His is, and remains, one of the most significant voices of his generation - and arguably the most eloquent.As an infantry officer, Sassoon's courage won him the Military Cross (and a recommendation for the VC) for rescuing men under fire, while his boldness in action earned him the nickname 'Mad Jack'; he was also wounded several times, once seriously. As the war dragged on, however, he came to see it as a cynical exercise, leading him to write an anti-war letter to The Times, and to tear the ribbon of his MC from his tunic and throw it into the River Mersey. Alarmed, the authorities sent him to a hospital for shell-shocked officers in Scotland, where he came under the care of the leading psychoanalyst Dr W. H. R. Rivers, and met and befriended a young officer of the Manchester Regiment named Wilfred Owen. Although Sassoon returned to active service, his hatred for the war remained, and by the time of the Armistice in 1918 he had declared himself a pacifist.John Stuart Roberts's widely praised biography is a gripping account of a complex man who was at once a product of the establishment and one of its most passionate critics; a war hero and a pacifist who, although a towering literary figure, refused to align himself with any particular movement.Written with a clarity and directness that would have pleased the poet himself, this is a biography that looks beyond the common perception of Sassoon as only a war poet to reveal the man in full. It is a book that any admirer of Siegfried Sassoon, or anyone who wishes to know more about this enigmatic yet brilliant figure, will cherish.'A MAGNIFICENT BOOK... IT'S FIRST RATE IN EVERY DIRECTION AND I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER BIOGRAPHY' - RUPERT HART-DAVIS'FULLY RESEARCHED, INTELLIGENT, DETAILED AND READABLE ...LOOKS SEARCHINGLY AT ALL ASPECTS OF THIS HIGHLY COMPLEX, MULTI-TALENTED AND DEEPLY MIXED-UP MAN' - LITERARY REVIEW 'AN IMMENSELY READABLE BIOGRAPHY WHICH IS MADE EVEN MORE MOVING BY HAVING A TRULY TRAGIC SUBJECT' - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT'ONE OF OUR GREATEST WAR POETS... STUART ROBERTS GIVES A THOUGHTFUL, CONVINCING ACCOUNT' - SUNDAY TIMES'A BENCHMARK BIOGRAPHY - SPLENDID AND SENSITIVE' - COUNTRY LIFE'A MASTERLY ACCOUNT OF SIEGFRIED SASSOON'S LIFE' - THE TABLET


Memoirs Of A Rugby Playing Man

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Author: Jay Atkinson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429990619
Size: 49.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: If all sports are really about war, then rugby is a heart-thumping epic of bayonet charges and hand-to-hand fighting. In Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man, bestselling author Jay Atkinson describes his thirty-five year odyssey in the sport-from his rough and rowdy days at the University of Florida, through the intrigue of various foreign tours, club championships, and all star selections, up to his current stint with the freewheeling Vandals Rugby Club out of Los Angeles. Jay has played in more than 500 matches, for which he's suffered three broken ribs, a detached retina, a fractured cheekbone and orbital bone, four deadened teeth, and a dislocated ankle. Written in the style of Siegried Sassoon's Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Atkinson's book explains why it was all worth it--the sum total of his violent adventures, and the valuable insights he has gained from them.


The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature

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Author: George Watson
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN:
Size: 48.92 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 19
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Book Description: More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.


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Author: Элвин Уайт
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457420981
Size: 64.43 MB
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages : 3480
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Book Description: Ця повість-казка, написана в 1952 році американським письменником Елвісом Бруксом Байтом, стала однією з найулюбленіших дитячих книжок в усьому світі, тому що в ній ідеться про справжню дружбу, відданість, невичерпні вигадки й веселі пустощі. Маленька дівчинка на ім'я Ферн урятувала і виростила поросятка Вілбера як свого домашнього улюбленця. На фермі, куди згодом відправили Вілбера, він потоваришував з багатьма тваринами. Але найвідданіший його друг – гарненька і розумна павучиха Шарлотта – вдруге врятувала Вілберове життя, а як – ви дізнаєтеся самі, прочитавши цю цікаву книжку.Для дітей дошкільного і молодшого шкільного віку.