Definitive, comprehensive and unparalleled - a fresh look for Graves's classic retelling of the Greek Myths
Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Somme. He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929, and it was soon established as a modern classic. He died on 7 December 1985 in Majorca, his home since 1929.
Among the most generous, self-willed, unseemly and brilliant writers of our century * New York Times *