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Testament of Youth : an Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925

Author: Vera Brittain
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1915 Vera Brittain abandoned her studies at Oxford to enlist as a nurse in the armed services. Before the war was over she had served in London, Malta, and close to the Western Front in France--and she had lost all the men she loved. Out of that experience came this cauterizing book, at once a memoir and an elegy for the bright, passionate generation who came of age on the eve of the war and vanished in its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vera Brittain
ISBN: 0143039237 9780143039235 9780143108382 0143108387
OCLC Number: 65336353
Notes: Originally published: London : V. Gollancz, 1933.
Description: xix, 661 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Forward from Newcastle --
Provincial young-ladyhood --
Oxford versus war --
Learning versus life --
Camberwell versus death --
"When the vision dies ..." --
Tawny Island --
Between the sandhills and the sea --
"This loneliest hour" --
Survivors not wanted --
Piping for peace --
"Another stranger."
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Vera Brittain ; preface by Shirley Williams ; introduction by Mark Bostridge.
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"In 1915 Vera Brittain abandoned her studies at Oxford to enlist as a nurse in the armed services. Before the war was over she had served in London, Malta, and close to the Western Front in France--and she had lost all the men she loved. Out of that experience came this cauterizing book, at once a memoir and an elegy for the bright, passionate generation who came of age on the eve of the war and vanished in its trenches."--Back cover.

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