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Description - Vera Brittain: A Life by Mark Bostridge

Vera Brittain is most widely known as the woman who immortalized a lost generation in her haunting autobiography of the Great War, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH.Writer, pacifist and feminist, she condemned her provincial background but remained acutely conscious of the conventional elements in her own character; she revealed a richly emotional life in her writing but was outwardly sober and reserved; she possessed a fierce desire for fame and recognition but was ready to sacrifice both on matters of principle.This biography - comprehensive, authoritative and immensely readable - confirms Vera Brittain's stature as one of the most remarkable women of our time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844085460
ISBN-10: 1844085465
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 132mm x 42mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Bostridge

Mark Bostridge is a former research assistant to Shirley Williams and has reviewed for theTIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT and the LITERARY REVIEW.

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