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Description - Complete Short Stories by Robert Graves

In this complete collection of his short fiction, Robert Graves demonstrates his incredible range, from the descriptions of an unhappy life at boarding school in 'The Abominable Mr Gunn", to the evocative Majorcan tales of 'Esta en su Casa' and 'The Lost Chinese'. Also here are the charming letters of young Margaret in '6 Valiant Bulls 6', the autobiographical war story of 'Christmas Truce', and the Roman tale 'Honey and Flowers', while Graves explores mysticism with the supernatural tale 'The Shout' and the wittily haunting anecdote 'Bins K to T'. On the themes of love and war, myth and history, these pieces illustrate the brilliance of Robert Graves in the short-story form.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141189451
ISBN-10: 0141189452
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Graves

Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon, the son of Irish writer Perceval Graves and Amalia Von Ranke. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. After this, apart from a year as Professor of English Literature at Cairo University in 1926, he earned his living by writing, mostly historical novels, including- I, Claudius; Claudius the God; Count Belisarius; Wife of Mr Milton; Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth; Proceed, Sergeant Lamb; The Golden Fleece; They Hanged My Saintly Billy; and The Isles of Unwisdom. He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929, and it was soon established as a modern classic. The Times Literary Supplement acclaimed it as 'one of the most candid self portraits of a poet, warts and all, ever painted', as well as being of exceptional value as a war document. Two of his most discussed non-fiction works are The White Goddess, which presents a new view of the poetic impulse, and The Nazarine Gospel Restored (with Joshua Podro), a re-examination of primitive Christianity. He also translated Apuleius, Lucan and Suetonius for the Penguin Classics, and compiled the first modern dictionary of Greek Mythology, The Greek Myths. His translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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