Modern Classics Complete Short Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)

3.56 avg rating
( 16 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141189451: Modern Classics Complete Short Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)

The ever-popular novelist and story-teller Robert Graves wrote fascinating and durable stories, here collected together in a single volume for the first time by the poet's daughter Lucia Graves.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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.

From Publishers Weekly:

There is already a Collected Stories, as brought together by the author himself, available in Penguin at less than a third the price of this volume (which is presumably aimed at the academic market). His daughter Lucia, who includes here a number of stories Graves omitted from his 1964 collection, presumes he left them out for lack of space. If so, it was an odd choice; for, as she points out, at least a couple of them, "Esta en su Casa" and "Bins K to T," are among his better efforts, the first a Majorcan tale of rivalry and revenge, the second an extended Edwardian anecdote about a wine-lover's will. On the whole, however, the story is not an area where Graves shines. He once confessed that "pure fiction is beyond my imaginative range," and most of the examples here are accounts, only slightly fictionalized, of things that either happened to him or to his friends and acquaintances. A rather pawky British humor is often in evidence, and the most cherishable tales are generally anecdotes that reflect his affection for Majorca and its people: "A Bicycle in Majorca" and "God Grant Your Honor Many Years" are good examples. But most of the stories are old-fashioned in the worst sense, and this collection will likely be of interest only to devoted Graves admirers.

Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert Graves
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The ever-popular novelist and story-teller Robert Graves wrote fascinating and durable stories, here collected together in a single volume for the first time by the poet s daughter Lucia Graves. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780141189451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert Graves, Lucia Graves
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Complete Short Stories, Robert Graves, Lucia Graves, The ever-popular novelist and story-teller Robert Graves wrote fascinating and durable stories, here collected together in a single volume for the first time by the poet's daughter Lucia Graves. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141189451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert Graves
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The ever-popular novelist and story-teller Robert Graves wrote fascinating and durable stories, here collected together in a single volume for the first time by the poet s daughter Lucia Graves. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780141189451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Graves, Robert
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2008. Book Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. A collection of stories. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 21. Weight in Grams: 266. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141189451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Robert Graves
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141189452. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141189452

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Graves, Robert
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. A collection of stories. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 21. Weight in Grams: 266. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141189451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Robert Graves
Published by Penguin Classics (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2008. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780141189451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.63
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Robert Graves (author), Lucia Graves (introduction)
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2008-06-05, London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2008-06-05, London, 2008. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141189451

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Robert Graves, Lucia Graves
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; The ever-popular novelist and story-teller Robert Graves wrote fascinating and durable stories, here collected together in a single volume for the first time by the poet's daughter Lucia Graves. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141189451_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Robert Graves
Published by Penguin Classic (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141189452 ISBN 13: 9780141189451
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classic, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141189452

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book