Good-Bye To All That by Robert Graves 1st 1929
London: Jonathan Cape (1929)
First edition, first impression and second State with deletions on p. 290 and Sassoon poem deleted from pp.341-343 (marked by asterisks); Errata slip p.398. This copy has been rebound in quarter green morocco with gilt titling on the spine and cloth boards. A very good + condition copy. There is some mild and occasional foxing to the textblock. Overall very good +
The author’s autobiography. Divided into anecdotal scenes and satiric episodes, Good-Bye to All That is infused with a dark humour. It chronicles the author’s experiences as a student at Charterhouse School in London and as a teenaged soldier in France during World War I, where he sustained severe wounds in combat. For about a decade after the war, Graves suffered from shell shock. His memoir continues after the war with descriptions of his life in Wales, at the University of Oxford, and in Egypt.