The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston. Being Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston's Progress. Siegfried SASSOON.

The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston. Being Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston's Progress.

London: Faber and Faber, 1937. [Memoirs] FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.[ii]; 804. Elegantly bound in deep red half calf, gilt-lettered to black title labels, raised bands and top edge gilt, matching cloth sides. Faintest spotting within; exterior unmarked. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, Sassoon is hailed as a leading poet of the First World War. His poetry explored the grim life within the trenches, and satirised patriots who he believed sustained a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a symbolic figure of dissent within the armed forces, when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his "Soldier's Declaration" of 1917. He was subsequently admitted to a military psychiatric hospital, where he made firm friends with Wilfred Owen. Sassoon later won great acclaim for his prose - notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the "Sherston trilogy", and published here for the first time in one book. Item #54725

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