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From the Booker Prize–winning author of The Regeneration Trilogy, an acknowledged masterpiece of modern fiction, Life Class is an exceptional new novel of artists and lovers caught in the maelstrom of the Great War.

It is the spring of 1914 and a group of young students have gathered in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two parts of an intriguing love triangle and, in the first days of war, they turn to each other. As spring turns to summer, Paul volunteers for the Belgian Red Cross and tends to wounded, dying soldiers from the front line. By the time he returns, Paul must confront the fact that life and love will never be the same for him again.

In Life Class, Pat Barker returns to her most renowned subject: the human devastation and psychic damage wrought by World War One on all levels of British society. Her skill in relaying the harrowing experience of modern warfare is matched by the depth of insight she brings to the experience of love and the morality of art in a time of war. Life Class is one of her genuine masterpieces.

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of "The Regeneration Trilogy" comes an acknowledged masterpiece of modern fiction. "Life Class" is an exceptional new novel of artists and lovers caught in the maelstrom of the Great War.

Synopsis:

In the Spring of 1914, a group of students at the Slade School of Art have gathered for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant is easily distracted by an intriguing fellow student, Elinor Brooke, but watches her from afar when a well-known painter catches her eye. After World War I begins, Paul tends to the dying soldiers from the front line as a Belgian Red Cross volunteer, but the longer he remains, the greater the distance between him and home becomes. By the time he returns, Paul must confront not only the overwhelming, perhaps impossible challenge of how to express all that he has seen and experienced, but also the fact that life, and love, will never be the same for him again.

About the Author

PAT BARKER is the author of the highly acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration; The Eye in the Door, winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road, winner of the Booker Prize; as well as seven other novels, most recently Double Vision. She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307472441
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
and <b>The Ghost Road</b>, winner of the Booker Prize
Author:
Barker, Pat
Author:
Pat Barker
Author:
as well as seven other novels. She lives in England.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Human figure in art
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Military
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090106
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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"Synopsis" by , From the Booker Prize-winning author of "The Regeneration Trilogy" comes an acknowledged masterpiece of modern fiction. "Life Class" is an exceptional new novel of artists and lovers caught in the maelstrom of the Great War.
"Synopsis" by , In the Spring of 1914, a group of students at the Slade School of Art have gathered for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant is easily distracted by an intriguing fellow student, Elinor Brooke, but watches her from afar when a well-known painter catches her eye. After World War I begins, Paul tends to the dying soldiers from the front line as a Belgian Red Cross volunteer, but the longer he remains, the greater the distance between him and home becomes. By the time he returns, Paul must confront not only the overwhelming, perhaps impossible challenge of how to express all that he has seen and experienced, but also the fact that life, and love, will never be the same for him again.
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