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FORESTER (C.S.) The General. 1st Ed., 218pp. VG in chipped dw. Joseph. 1936  #62336
[HLMainPic] A superbly observant novel by a master of his craft. "The General" is a character study of the British regular army, its construct & its officer class, covering the period 1899-1918. The hero is Herbert Curzon, whose father has made his money in Mincing Lane. We meet him as a subaltern in a Lancer regiment during the early stages of the Boer War, when he quite inadvertently distinguishes himself & receives the DSO. This is not to say that he is not able, but helps him along, & in 1914 he is the second in command of his regiment at the Front in France. He progresses rapidly to Brigade & Divisional commands, presides over several failed offensives and then... but I won't spoil the story. Suffice to say I have read this book many times & can highly recommend it to any student of the First World War. Scarce 1st Edition, original red cloth, gilt, in sl. chipped but VG & rare dw. See illustrations on our website.   £250


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