Definition of Robert Graves from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Robert Graves

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(1895-1985) an English writer. He wrote many books of poetry, books about literature, and novels. He is now best known for his historical novels set in ancient Rome, I, Claudius (1934) and Claudius the God (1934), which were made into a BBC television series in 1976, The Long Weekend (1940), a social history of Great Britain from 1918 to 1939, and his autobiography Goodbye to All That (1929) about his experiences in the First World War. After fighting in World War I, Graves left Britain and lived most of his life in Majorca.