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Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth | [Robert Graves]

Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth

Robert Graves first came across the name of Roger Lamb in 1914, when he was an English officer instructing his platoon in regimental history. Lamb was a British soldier who had served his king during the American War of Independent, and whose claim to a footnote in history is that he managed to escape twice from American prison camps.
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Robert Graves first came across the name of Roger Lamb in 1914, when he was an English officer instructing his platoon in regimental history. Lamb was a British soldier who had served his king during the American War of Independent, and whose claim to a footnote in history is that he managed to escape twice from American prison camps. When Graves went to American in the 1930s, he remembered Sergeant Lamb, investigated his story and created this fictionalized memoir stretching from Lamb’s Irish childhood to war and revolution, weaving a mesmerizing tale of courage and adventure.

Good-Bye to All That, and his speculative study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddes, have never been out of print. Graves earned his living by writing popular historical novels, including I, Clauius (for which he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), King Jesus, The Golden Fleece and Count Belisarus. He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1961 and made an honorary fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, in 1971.

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    "Wonderful adaptation of a great Robert Graves book"

    Sean Barrett does a superb job of bringing to life this fictionalized first person account of Roger Lamb .

    This is one of the very few first person accounts of an individual fighting in the American Revolutionary War. Even more rare is that this account is from a British Soldier.

    Robert Graves has taken Roger Lamb's memoir and given it his "treatment" , turning it into excellent Historical Fiction. That said, it stays mostly true to the source material. The result is an outstanding account of the American Revolutionary War.

    This is a top-notch Audible title. I heartily recommend it to anyone not just those interested in history.

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    "So stilted and long-winded as to be un-listeanble"
    What disappointed you about Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth?

    It is written in the voice of a semi-educated 18th century Irishman trying to be literary. The result is pompous, stilted and utterly dull. The pace is wrong. It even manages to make battle scenes boring.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Graves again?

    Possibly. Goodbye to All that was much better than this as it is written in the author's own voice


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It seems to be based on good historical research. However, the view expressed of the American revolution is so pro-British, we can only take it as an accurate reflection of the narrator's prejudices, not of actual history.


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