"The best memoir of the First World War."
"One of the classic accounts of the Western Front."
–THE TIMES (London)
"From the moment of its first appearance an established classic."
–THE OBSERVER (London)
"One of the most candid self-portraits of a poet . . . ever painted."
–THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (London) Goodbye to All That
is among the finest books about war that has ever been written. The cool but burning lucidity with which Graves describes the ironies–the boredom; the terror; the vertiginous swings between extreme happiness and jangling nervousness–of serving both on the front line, and behind it, are perhaps best experienced by reading the author's own words from the trenches. –from the Introduction by Miranda Seymour