In Retreat

Image of front cover of "In Retreat" with a black and white illustration by Vanessa Bell


Vanessa Bell, front cover of "In Retreat"

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Source: Bruce Peel Library

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In Retreat






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Hogarth Essays, First Series, No 6. 

Read's autobiographical account of life on the Western Front, In Retreat is a viscerally violent and tactile portrait of the experience of living in the trenches. The book has been read alongside other first-hand accounts of WWI including Wilfred Owen's and Siegfried Sassoon's