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Sherston's Progress

The Memoirs of George Sherston (Penguin Classics)

By Siegfried Sassoon, Donald T Regan Chair of English Literature Paul Fussell (Introdu

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Format: Paperback, 147 pages
Published In: United States, 28 May 2013
The third 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.Having been deemed mentally ill for his anti-war sentiments and sent for treatment, George Sherston comes under the care of neurologist Dr. W. H. R. Rivers, who allows Sherston to sort through his attitudes toward the fighting (events that have also been semi-fictionalized by Pat Barker for her bestselling and critically acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy). After six months in the hospital, Sherston leaves to rejoin his regiment. He is soon dispatched to Ireland, where he attempts to reclaim some of the idyllic fox-hunting days of his youth, then to Palestine. He finally ends up at the Western Front in France, where he is shot in the head while on a reconnaissance mission and invalided back home. As the capstone of Sassoon's masterful Sherston trilogy, "Sherston's Progress" whose evocation of Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is not at all accidental literally brings home the unforgettable journey of George Sherston from aristocratic childhood through war hero and anti-war martyr, all the way to wounded veteran trying to move on from the Great War. 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 notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

About the Author

Siegfried 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.""

EAN: 9780143107170
ISBN: 0143107178
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 19.56 x 13.21 x 1.27 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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