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Siegfried Sassoon : soldier, poet, lover, friend

Author: Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Years in the making, biographer and foremost scholar Jean Moorcroft Wilson has written the first complete biography of arguably the greatest English-language war poet, published to coincide with the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War. Hailed as "invaluable" by the Times and "thorough and perceptive" by the Observer, Siegfried Sassoon encompasses the poet's complete life and works, from his patriotic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Siegfried Sassoon; Siegfried Sassoon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Moorcroft Wilson
ISBN: 9781468308525 1468308521 0715633244 9780715633243
OCLC Number: 861069045
Description: x, 629 pages, 75 plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Heredities --
2. Childhood in the Garden (1886 --
1895) --
3. Lutes and Nightingales (1895 --
1900) --
4. 'Harum-Scarum Schoolboy' (1900 --
1904) --
5. The Chancellor's Muddle (1904 --
1907) --
6. Sporting Squire and Gentleman Writer (1907 --
1914) --
7. 'Big London where Poets Live' (May-July 1914) --
8. The Happy Warrior (August 1914-November 1915) --
9. 'Goodbye to Galahad' (November 1915-March 1916) --
10. 'At the Edge of the World' (March-July 1916) --
11. 'My Killed Friends Are With Me Where I Go' (August 1916-January 1917) --
12. The Wounded Hero (February-April 1917 --
13. 'Love Drove Me to Rebel' (April-July 1917) --
14. Strange Meeting (July-November 1917) --
15. 'Love Drives Me Back' (November 1917-May 1918) --
16. The Good Soldier (May-July 1918) --
17. 'A Loathsome Ending' (July-November 1918) --
18. 'Pilgrimages to Poets, Post-Armistice Parties and Other Diversions' (November-December 1918) --
19. 'A Simpleton's Progress' (January-March 1919). 20. 'Rootless Re-Beginnings' (April-December 1919) --
21. Broadway and Beyond (January-August 1920) --
22. Tufton Street Blues (August 1920-November 1925) --
23. 'Love is the Test' (1921 --
925) --
24. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man: 'The Testament of my Youth' (1925 --
1927) --
25. 'The Old Earl and Little Lord Fauntleroy' (1927 --
1931) --
26. The Turn of the Screw (1931 --
1933) --
27. 'O, Hester, You Must Redeem My Life' (1933 --
1938) --
28. War Within and Without (1939 --
1945) --
29. The Wilderness Years (1945 --
1950) --
30. An Asking (1950 --
1956) --
31. 'It Has Been a Long Journey' (1957 --
1967).
Responsibility: Jean Moorcroft Wilson.

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Invaluable -- Sir Andrew Motion * The Times * Thorough and perceptive * Observer * Compassionate as well as critical * Scotsman *

 
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