A TRAVEL LITERATURE CLASSIC INTRODUCED BY GEOFF DYER
First published in 1942, Rebecca West's epic masterpiece is widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on the former state of Yugoslavia. It is a work of enduring value that remains essential for anyone attempting to understand the enigmatic history of the Balkan states, and the continuing friction in this fractured area of Europe.
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon Paperback edition by Rebecca West
Rebecca West (1892-1983) was the adopted name of Cecily Isabel Fairfield. Poet, critic and author, West published several novels to widespread acclaim (including The Return of the Soldier and The Judge). Black Lamb and Grey Falcon is widely regarded as her magnum opus.
A NEW EDITION OF A TRAVEL LITERATURE CLASSIC INTRODUCED BY GEOFF DYER
First published in 1942, Rebecca West's epic masterpiece is widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on the former state of Yugoslavia.
This is a masterful novel about a shell-shocked, amnesiac soldier returning from WWI to the three women who love him. Published as part of a beautifully designed series to mark the 40th anniversary of the Virago Modern Classics.
* Set during the Edwardian era, this is a poignant and beautifully told story of family love and family feuds, and of musical and artistic aspirations.
* Introduction by Rebecca West's biographer, Victoria Glendinning.
"The Return of the Soldier" is Rebecca West's 1918 novel of the struggle of a WWI veteran, Chris Baldry, who is shell-shocked with amnesia, to return home and make sense of the life that he had before he went to war, a life that now he can't entirely remember. This dramatic novel shows with great heart, that the horrors of war are not always left on the battlefield.
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