Vera Brittain - Testament of Youth (2nd Hand Paperback)
In 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.
Much of what we know and feel about the First World War we owe to Brittain's Testament of Youth. In this elegiac yet unsparing memoir, Brittain focused on the men and women who came of age as war broke out, exploring their politics, their hopes, and their fatal idealism.
Acclaimed by the Times Literary Supplement as a book that helped "both form and define the mood of its time," this searing portrait is also a testament to every generation irrevocably changed by war.
- Format : Standard Very Thick 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : As New
- Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
- Published : 1933 (This Ed. 2014 - Virago Mod. Classics)
- ISBN : 9780349005928
- SKU : B001433
- PPC : SP630gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time." - The Times.
Vera Mary Brittain was an English Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse, writer, feminist, socialist, and pacifist. Her best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth recounted her experiences during the First World War and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.