Siegfried Sassoon in the trenches during WWI, where he began to write the poems for which he is remembered. Apart from the War Poems of 1919, he published eight volumes of verse during his lifetime. But it is as a novelist and autobiographer that he is perhaps better known. Sassoon’s semi-autobiographical trilogy, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (1928), Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930) and Sherston’s Progress (1936), became classics of war-era literature.
Reissued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, in a beautiful package including Barnett Freedman’s original illustrations. Sassoon was close friends and served with author Robert Graves and poet Wilfred Owen. He was the subject of the 2021 biopic Benediction.