Sherston's Progress (Penguin Classics)

Sherston's Progress (Penguin Classics)

Siegfried Sassoon


The 3rd quantity in Siegfried Sassoon’s cherished trilogy, The whole Memoirs of George Sherston, with a brand new creation via celebrated historian Paul Fussell

A hugely embellished English soldier and an acclaimed poet and novelist, Siegfried Sassoon gained reputation for his trilogy of fictionalized autobiographies that splendidly catch the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of war. 

Having been deemed mentally sick for his anti-war sentiments and despatched for therapy, George Sherston comes less than the care of neurologist Dr. W. H. R. Rivers, who permits Sherston to variety via his attitudes towards the struggling with (events that experience additionally been semi-fictionalized by means of Pat Barker for her bestselling and severely acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy). After six months within the clinic, Sherston leaves to rejoin his regiment. he's quickly dispatched to eire, the place he makes an attempt to reclaim a few of the idyllic fox-hunting days of his formative years, then to Palestine. He winds up on the Western entrance in France, the place he's shot within the head whereas on a reconnaissance undertaking and invalided again domestic. because the capstone of Sassoon's masterful Sherston trilogy, Sherston's Progress—whose evocation of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress isn't really in any respect accidental—literally brings domestic the unforgettable trip of George Sherston from aristocratic adolescence via conflict hero and anti-war martyr, all of the technique to wounded veteran attempting to stream on from the good War.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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