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George Sherston - the 'I' of the book - is a shy, sensitive, and rather lonely boy living on the Kent/Sussex border in the early years of the 20th century. His great loves are sports, horses and hunting, and the story is told through his gentle and comic adventures at point-to-point races or village cricket matches in a privileged pre-War England. The picture he paints of the Garden of England in the age of pony carts, bicycles and very slow trains is enchanting.Rich in historical detail and resonance, Sassoon's semi-autobiographical novel is also a poignant coming-of-age tale; with innocence and naivety abruptly crushed by the outbreak of War. George has to face a bleakly different world when he joins up and goes to the Front, to the mud and death and din of trench-life. Bit by bit it robs him of practically everything he values in life, and amidst the carnage he loses some of his dearest friends.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the greatest war poetry ever written, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors. Tragedy, war, and humanity are played out in these timeless readings of poetry written about, or on, the battlefield. Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Peter Orr; Gwen Watford; and David King. This collection includes poems from: • Thomas Hardy • WB Yeats • Wilfred Owen • Siegfried Sassoon • Ted Hughes • Edward Shanks • Robert Nicholls • WN Hodgson • Patrick Mac Gill • Julian Grenfell • Edmund Blunden • Edgell Rickword • David Jones • Robert Graves • E A Mackintosh • Edward Thomas • Isaac Rosenberg • Rupert Brooke • Ivor Gurney • CH Sorley • John Masefield • Edward Lucie-Smith • Willougby Weaving • John McRae • IA Williams • David Gascoyne • Henry Reed • C Day Lewis • Stephen Spender • Dylan Thomas • Louis Max Niece • Alan Ross • Sidney Keyes • Ruthven Todd • Michael Roberts • John Betjeman • Alun Lewis • Roy Fuller • Charles Causley • Keith Douglas • Herbert Read • Patric Dickinson • Hugh MacDiarmidShow more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the greatest poetry from the Romantic period, the battlefield, and the Victorian era, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors. Themes of war, love, nature, sexuality, and much more are played out in these timeless readings of poetry from the 19th and 20th century. Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Richard Burton; William Squire; Richard Marquand; Peggy Ashcroft; Margaretta Scott; Tony Church; Derek Godfrey; Patrick Garland; Gary Watson; Margaretta Scott; and Janette Richer; Gwen Watford; and David King. This collection includes poems from: • William Wordsworth • Samuel Taylor Coleridge • William Blake • Thomas Hardy • WB Yeats • Robert Browning • Lord Alfred Tennyson • Christina Rossetti • Lord Byron • Wilfred Owen • Siegfried Sassoon • Percy Bysshe Shelley • John Keats • Gerard Manley Hopkins • Dante Gabriel Rossetti • Ted HughesShow more