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Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man

Siegfried Sassoon

Issued into the launch list of Faber Modern Classics, publishing in April 2015

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571322831
Date Published
04.06.2015
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Summary

George was born into a world of village cricket matches and fox-hunting, but his failing income and the onset of war threatens his way of life. A touching depiction of pre-First World War Britain, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man is also a coming-of-age story which follows George from a shy and awkward childhood, through shiftless adolescence, to an officer just beginning to understand the horrors of trench warfare.

Written after Siegfried Sassoon’s return from the First World War but looking back at happier times,Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man was published anonymously in 1928. Already established as a poet, this was Sassoon’s first attempt at fiction – and Faber & Faber’s first bestseller.

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Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 and educated at Clare College, Cambridge. He served in the trenches during the First World War, where he began to write the poems for which he is remembered. Despatched as ‘shell-shocked’ to hospital, he organised public protest against the war. His poetry initially met with little response, but his reputation grew steadily in the…

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