Testament of Youth
By (author) Vera Brittain
Introduction by Mark Bostridge
Preface by Shirley Williams
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Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
Book DescriptionNow a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington 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 Suplement"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. This edition features a new introduction by Brittain's biographer examining her struggles to write about her experiences and the book's reception in England and America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143039235
Paperback / softback
(196mm x 127mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vera Brittain
Testament of Youth, Paperback / softback (May 2015)
Originally published: London: V. Gollancz, 1933.
Testament of Friendship, Paperback (March 2012)
The wonderful biography of Winifred Holtby and her friendship with Vera Brittain, now reissued as a Virago Modern Classic
Because You Died, Paperback (November 2010)
* A collection of poetry and essays on war by one of the most prominent women writers from that period, author of the famous TESTAMENT OF YOUTH. A commemorative edition, out now in paperback
One Voice, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Vera Brittain
"Here is a reissue of two books by Vera Brittain, which make a strong plea for Christian Pacifism. This edition includes a preface by her daughter Shirley Williams."
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Author Biography - Vera Brittain
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."
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