The Heart's Journey (SIGNED)

Sassoon, Siegfried

£320.00

Siegfried Sassoon, CBE, MC (1886-1967) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon’s view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his “Soldier’s Declaration” of 1917, culminating in his admission to a mental hospital; this resulted in his forming a friendship with Wilfred Owen, who was greatly influenced by him. Sassoon later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography.

1 in stock

Publisher
Crosby Gaige; William Heinemann
Publisher City
New York & London
Year
1927
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Sassoon, Siegfried
SKU
IYC132201
Categories
Condition
Near Fine, Limited to 600 copies, 1st edition (signed title page), brown printed d/j (v.g. in protective sleeve), blue boards, gilt spine titling bright; text block firm, untrimmed pages unmarked. Some browning to spine, split to foot of upper joint, spine ends and corners chipped, minor insect damage to fore-edges
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
unn.
ISBN