Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth

Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth - Modern Classics

Paperback (26 Jan 2012) | English

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Synopsis

Robert Graves first came across the name of Roger Lamb in 1914, when Graves was an English officer instructing his platoon in regimental history. Lamb was a British soldier who had served his king during the American War of Independence, and whose claim to a footnote in history is that he managed to escape twice from American prison camps. When Graves went to America in the 1930s, he remembered Sergeant Lamb, investigated his story and created this fictionalized memoir telling Lamb's story from his Irish childhood to war and revolution, weaving a mesmerizing tale of courage and adventure.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141197685
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 220g
Height: 200mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 18mm