The Middle Parts Of Fortune: Text Classics [NOOK Book]

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Based on the authors own experiences, The Middle Parts of Fortune is a breathtaking account of the Great War and the men who fought it.

First published anonymously in 1929 because its language was considered far too frank for public circulation, The Middle Parts of Fortune was hailed by T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, by Lawrence of Arabia and Ernest Hemingway, as an extraordinary novel. Its author was in fact Frederic Manning, an Australian ...

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Overview

Based on the authors own experiences, The Middle Parts of Fortune is a breathtaking account of the Great War and the men who fought it.

First published anonymously in 1929 because its language was considered far too frank for public circulation, The Middle Parts of Fortune was hailed by T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, by Lawrence of Arabia and Ernest Hemingway, as an extraordinary novel. Its author was in fact Frederic Manning, an Australian writer who fought in the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and who told his story of men at war from the perspective of an ordinary soldier.

Never before published in Australia, The Middle Parts of Fortune is now recognised as a twentieth-century classic. This edition includes an introduction by Simon Caterson.

Frederic Manning was born in Sydney in 1882. Manning's military experience informed his great novel, The Middle Parts of Fortune, which was originally published in 1929 under the author's military number, Private 19022. Frederic Manning died in England in 1935. It was not until 1946 that Manning was identified as the author of one of the greatest war novels ever written.

Simon Caterson is a Melbourne-based freelance writer and the author of Hoax Nation: Australian Fakes and Frauds from Plato to Norma Khouri.

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'The finest and noblest book of men in war.' Ernest Hemingway

'A classic of enduring validity. I am glad he was an Australian, for this is a profoundly democratic book. I know of no story of the first world war which is so effectively written, not only from the ranks, but from the point of view of the ranks it remains, with Richard Mahony, almost alone among the products of Australian writers.' Australian Book Review

'No praise could be too sheer for this book. It justifies every heat of praise. Its virtues will be recognised more and more as time goes on.' Lawrence of Arabia

'A wise book among the most thoughtful novels of the war.' New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781921921964
  • Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Series: Text Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 890,558
  • File size: 815 KB

Meet the Author

FREDERIC MANNING was born in Sydney in 1882. Manning’s military experience informed his great novel, The Middle Parts of Fortune, which was originally published in 1929 under the author’s military number, Private 19022. Frederic Manning died in England in 1935. It was not until 1946 that Manning was identified as the author of one of the greatest war novels ever written.

SIMON CATERSON is a Melbourne-based freelance writer and the author of Hoax Nation: Australian Fakes and Frauds from Plato to Norma Khouri.

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The drumming of the guns continued, with bursts of great intensity. It was as though a gale streamed overhead, piling up great waves of sound, and hurrying them onwards to crash in surf on the enemy entrenchments. The windless air about them, by its very stillness, made that unearthly music more terrible to hear.
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