The General

C. S. Forester


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Publisher: William Collins
Pages: 320

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A superb yet neglected novel, The General is the most vivid, moving -- and devastating -- word-portrait of a World War One British commander ever written, here re-introduced by Max Hastings. Best known for his Hornblower novels, C.S. Forester's 1936 masterpiece follows Herbert Curzon, who fumbled a fortuitous early step on the path to glory in the Boer War. 1914 finds him an honourable, decent, brave and wholly unimaginative colonel. Survival through the early slaughters in which so many fellow-...

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