The Return of the Soldier (Orignal Text Classics)

The Return of the Soldier (Orignal Text Classics)

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by Rebecca West
     
 

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The Return of the Soldier is the debut novel of English novelist Rebecca West, first published in 1918. The novel recounts the return of the shell shocked Captain Chris Baldry from the trenches of The First World War from the perspective of his female cousin Jenny. The novel grapples with the soldier's return from World War I with trauma and its effects on the family,…  See more details below

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The Return of the Soldier is the debut novel of English novelist Rebecca West, first published in 1918. The novel recounts the return of the shell shocked Captain Chris Baldry from the trenches of The First World War from the perspective of his female cousin Jenny. The novel grapples with the soldier's return from World War I with trauma and its effects on the family, and optimistically suggests that psychoanalysis might offer a simple cure to the trauma.

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ISBN-13:
9781516910618
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2015
Pages:
70
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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The Return of the Soldier 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical overworded the new freudian psych is introduced which still can apply to todays war trama why do some come thru less harmed than others? Perfect mental health is the ability to function well and adjust to where ever you are this unfortunately does not set well with moralists once called go native neither wife or cousin manage this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though i would call it short story. This utter lack of understanding on part of the wife and not mentioning a child right away plus no record of next of kin on his officer papers is beyond belief. His mental condition though cured would be thought only temp and occur agai under stress stress of war and stress of his home responsibilities her banning her dog again is the opposite the wife is almost as disturbed as having the cousin hus cousin living with them as a second wife
cb_wordsmith More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend that you do NOT read this.  Don't waste your time.  The prose is heavy and tiresome, and the characterization is loose and ever changing.  The main characters don't grow or evolve, they simply are changed into different people at the end of the book.  And they are all uninteresting and self-absorbed people .  
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