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Voyageur Classics #25: All Else Is Folly: A Tale of War and Passion

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Peregrine Acland's novel All Else Is Folly is an irreplaceable depiction of the Canadian experience in the First World War. More than just a devastating portrayal of the terrors and hardships of trench warfare, the novel is also a profound meditation on the nature of man, one that draws on both the Nietzschean notion of man as warrior and Havelock Ellis's idea of man as lover. Subtitled "a tale of war and passion," the novel was something of a bestseller in its time and drew significant critical praise. Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden remarked: "No more vivid picture has been painted of what war meant to the average soldier."

Originally published in 1929, Acland's war story had transatlantic success, with editions published under the Constable imprint in England, and by Coward-McCann and Grosset and Dunlap in the United States. The Canadian edition published by McClelland and Stewart enjoyed three printings. This new edition marks a return to print after more than eight decades.

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All Else Is Folly is a living memory of the Canadian experience in the First World War. Praised by Sir Robert Borden, this novel both commemorates

Synopsis:

All Else Is Folly is an irreplaceable account of the Canadian experience in the First World War. It is more than a novel of the terrors and hardships of trench warfare and has a meaningful social dimension, since its author Peregrine Acland took cues from the Nietzschean notion of man as warrior and Havelock Ellis's idea of man as lover. Subtitled "a tale of war and passion," the novel was something of a bestseller in its time. Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden remarked: "No more vivid picture has been painted of what war meant to the average soldier."

Originally published in 1929, Acland's searing book had a transatlantic success, appearing under the distinguished imprints of Jonathan Cape in London and Coward McCann in New York as well as in multiple reprints in Canada with McClelland and Stewart.

About the Author

Brian Busby is a literary historian, independent scholar, and writer. He has written two books: Character Parts and A Gentleman of Pleasure. Busby is also the editor of In Flanders Fields and Other Poems of the First World War and War Poems.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459704237
Author:
Acland, Peregrine
Publisher:
Dundurn Group
Author:
Peregrine, Acland
Author:
Ford, Ford Madox
Author:
Madox Ford, Ford
Author:
Busby, Brian
Author:
Ford, Madox Ford
Author:
Brian, Busby
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
War
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
FICTION / Historical
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
War & combat fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New edition
Series:
Voyageur Classics
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.04 lb

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All Else Is Folly is an irreplaceable account of the Canadian experience in the First World War. It is more than a novel of the terrors and hardships of trench warfare and has a meaningful social dimension, since its author Peregrine Acland took cues from the Nietzschean notion of man as warrior and Havelock Ellis's idea of man as lover. Subtitled "a tale of war and passion," the novel was something of a bestseller in its time. Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden remarked: "No more vivid picture has been painted of what war meant to the average soldier."

Originally published in 1929, Acland's searing book had a transatlantic success, appearing under the distinguished imprints of Jonathan Cape in London and Coward McCann in New York as well as in multiple reprints in Canada with McClelland and Stewart.

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