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Description - Her Privates We by Frederic Manning

First published privately in 1929 as The Middle Parts of Fortune, Her Privates We is the novel of the Battle of the Somme told from the perspective of an ordinary private. This edition now restores all the 'prunings and excisions' that were made to the first edition because the bluntness of language was thought to make the book unfit for public distribution. An undisputed classic of war writing and a lasting tribute to all who participated in the war, Her Privates We was originally published as written by 'Private 19022'. Championed by amongst others Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, TS Eliot and TE Lawrence, it has become recognised as a classic in the seventy years since its first publication. Now republished, with an introduction by William Boyd, it will again amaze a new generation of readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781852427177
ISBN-10: 1852427175
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frederic Manning

Frederic Manning was born in Sydney, Australia in 1882. He moved to England in 1903 where he pursued a literary career, reviewing and writing poetry. He enlisted in 1915 in the Shropshire Light Infantry and went to France in 1916 as Private 19022. The Shropshires saw heavy fighting on the Somme and Manning s four months there provided the background to Her Privates We. He died in 1935.

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