From Journey's End to The Dam Busters

The Life of R.C. Sherriff, Playwright of the Trenches

Roland Wales

* First comprehensive biography of R.C. Sherriff - an important 20th-century literary figure for over 30 years

* Describes how Sherriff's most famous play, Journey's End, was based on his own experiences of the First World War trenches

* Describes the attempts made by the Nazis to influence Hollywood film makers during the 1930s

* Reveals the
Date Published :
March 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473860698
Pages : 400
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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$44.95

Overview
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Kingston playwright R.C. Sherriff came to fame with his First World War drama Journey’s End, which was based on his own experiences as a young officer on the Western Front. Its success made him a household name and opened the door to a highly lucrative career as a novelist, playwright and screenwriter in Hollywood and in Britain.

Many of his movies – The Invisible Man, Goodbye Mr Chips, The Four Feathers Odd Man Out, Quartet, and, of course, The Dam Busters – are still well known, but the man behind them much less so. This book rediscovers Sherriff using his own words – his letters, diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts – to shed light on a man who ironically gained his greatest success from the trench warfare he found so difficult to bear.

About The Author
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Roland Wales worked as an economist at the Bank of England for many years, and then as Policy Director at the Labour Party. His previous book, _From Journey’s End to The Dam Busters: The Life of R.C. Sherriff, Playwright of the Trenches_, was published by Pen & Sword in 2016.

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