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The Middle Parts Of Fortune

The Middle Parts Of Fortune

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Frederic Manning

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. The Middle Parts of Fortune is now recognised as a twentieth-century classic.

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Read Inside Story's fascinating article about Frederic Manning and the publication of The Middle Parts of Fortune.
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Frederic Manning and the greatest war novel of all time

About the Author

Frederic Manning was born in Sydney in 1882. In 1903 he joined Arthur Galton, a former tutor and lifelong friend, in his English vicarage, and set out on a literary career, publishing polite poetry, essays, reviews and stories.

His subsequent experience in the army and in the appalling trench warfare at the Somme and at Ancre informed his great...

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Extent:
336pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
26 April 2012
First published:
1929
ISBN:
9781921922381
AU Price:
$12.95
NZ Price:
$15.99
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    ISBN: 9781921921964
    26 April 2012
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