Goodbye to All That Characters & Character Analysis

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Robert von Ranke Graves

Robert Graves, author of the autobiography, was born July 24th, 1895, in Wimbledon—near London. Graves always considered himself a poet and writer, though sometimes indicated his profession as University Professor to avoid the social implications and complications of being a writer. He stood 6' 2" tall, weighed around 170 pounds, and had grey eyes and curly black hair. He nose was crooked due to a break and his face was not particularly symmetrical. Graves contracted a simultaneous case of measles and double pneumonia at age seven and nearly died. As a child, he attended a variety of schools before settling at Charterhouse. He completed his education at Charterhouse a few days before the outbreak of World War I.

He quickly enlisted and was sent to France as a lieutenant in an infantry regiment. Graves served in the armed forces for several years, and was...

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