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Much of what we know and feel about the First World War we owe to Vera Brittain's elegiac yet unsparing book, which set a standard for memoirists from Martha Gellhorn to Lillian Hellman. Abandoning her studies at Oxford in 1915 to enlist as a nurse in the armed services, Brittain served in London, in Malta, and on the Western Front. By war's end she had lost virtually everyone she loved. Testament of Youth is both a record of what she lived through and an elegy for a vanished generation. Hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as a book that helped "both form and define the mood of its time," it speaks to any generation that has been irrevocably changed by war.

About the Author

Vera Brittain (1893 &1970) served as a nurse in the British armed forces in World War I and afterward devoted herself to the causes of peace and feminism. She wrote twenty-nine books, of which Testament of Youth is the best-known.

Mark Bostridge is a biographer and literary critic who lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140188448
Author:
Brittain, Vera
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Author:
Bostridge, Mark
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Personal narratives
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Pacifists
Subject:
Women authors, English
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Women
Series Volume:
no. 676
Publication Date:
19940901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7.78x5.04x1.29 in. .99 lbs.

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