Chronicle of Youth: Great War Diary, 1913-1917 / Edition 1

Chronicle of Youth: Great War Diary, 1913-1917 / Edition 1

by Vera Brittain, Alan (Ed.) Bishop
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842125427

ISBN-13: 9781842125427

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Phoenix Press, WC2

Vera Brittain's bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her actual diaries-which have far greater intimacy and immediacy than the book extracted from them. Beginning in the carefree summer of 1913, she follows the shocking onset of war, and the tragic loss of her brother, her fiancé, and most of their young set in the horror that was WWI. Vera

Overview

Vera Brittain's bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her actual diaries-which have far greater intimacy and immediacy than the book extracted from them. Beginning in the carefree summer of 1913, she follows the shocking onset of war, and the tragic loss of her brother, her fiancé, and most of their young set in the horror that was WWI. Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded-including German POWs. Written in London, Malta, and France, they capture all the war's horrors and Brittain's emergence as a committed pacifist. "One of the rare books which are a landmark for a whole generation."—Times Literary Supplement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842125427
Publisher:
Phoenix Press, WC2
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Phoenix Press
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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