Testament of Youth
An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925
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Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
Book DescriptionIn 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that was unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived the period; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780860680352
(197mm x 130mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 20-Apr-1978
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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."
UK Kirkus Review » Brittain lost her fiance, her best friend and her much-loved brother in the Great War. The distraction of working as a nurse in France helped her survive, tending the wounded troops and later as a writer and pacifist, campaigning against war. Her autobiography of this period is the portrait of an early 20th-century 'modern woman' and a moving elegy for her whole generation. (Kirkus UK)
US Kirkus Review » An extraordinary human document, and a side of the war years which, up to this time, has not been adequately presented, the side of youth and womanhood and a life broken in two by personal loss and the seal of tragedy. This is the story of the first quarter of the twentieth century, as experienced by a girl, brought up in a conventional, cultured, comfortable, middle-class setting, where her desire to go to Oxford was considered unfeminine and ultramodern. Inadequately prepared, the youth of England were swept into the war, and through letters, diaries, and memory records she has recreated what the war meant to the generation that came to maturity in its hold crucible. Although essentially English, in the picture of conditions, then and now, of viewpoint, of problems, there is a great basic truth in the whole conception that gives it a universality. Not easy reading, but sure to secure a wide public of thoughtful readers. Good for the long haul. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Vera Brittain
Vera Brittain (1893-1970) grew up in the north of England. At the end of the war she moved to Oxford where she met Winifred Holtby, author of SOUTH RIDING.
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