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Testament of Youth: (Movie Tie-In)
     

Testament of Youth: (Movie Tie-In)

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by Vera Brittain, Shirley Williams (Preface by)
 

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Now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, and Taron Egerton
 
In 1915 Vera Brittain abandoned her studies at Oxford to enlist as a nurse in the armed forces, serving in London, in Malta, and at the Western Front in France. By war’s end, all those closest to her were dead, and she had witnessed

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Now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, and Taron Egerton
 
In 1915 Vera Brittain abandoned her studies at Oxford to enlist as a nurse in the armed forces, serving in London, in Malta, and at the Western Front in France. By war’s end, all those closest to her were dead, and she had witnessed firsthand the destruction and suffering of modern combat.

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.

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“[Testament of Youth] remains one of the most powerful and widely read war memoirs of all time.” —The Guardian (London)
Library Journal
11/01/2013
Brittain served as a nurse on the western front. At war's end, who among those she loved was left? Published in 1933, a classic not simply on war but as a clear-eyed memoir of loss. (A 1979 BBC five-part dramatic adaptation is currently unavailable.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143108382
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/26/2015
Edition description:
Movie Tie-In
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
449,343
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Vera Brittain (1893–1970) served as a nurse in the British armed forces in World War I and afterward devoted herself to the causes of peace and feminism. She wrote twenty-nine books, of which Testament of Youth is the best-known.

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Testament of Youth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While researching the role of women in WWI, I originally borrowed 'Testament of Youth' by Vera Brittain from the public library. I didn't realize what a treat I was in for. I assumed that I would glean a few facts from the book and return it to the library. What happened was that I couldn't put it down. It was like reading a suspense novel, I couldn't wait to find out what happened next and found myself in tears most of the time. It is sad that most of us have forgotten those gallant women. Some of us didn't even know they existed, or what they did. Their courage and endurance have faded into the past, buried in history, rarely remembered. I must return the book to the library, but have bought my own copy, I can't wait to loan it to my children and my friends. I wish Ms. Brittain were here today to know she's remembered with gratitude and praise.
loveley More than 1 year ago
powerful book i love it
Vanlh More than 1 year ago
Powerful and important. Can't reoommend it high enough.
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