Vera Brittain: A Feminist Lifeby Deborah Gorham
This is a biographical study of the English writer and social activist Vera Brittain, (1893-1970). Author of more than twenty books and a successful journalist, Brittain is best known for her autobiographical Testament of Youth, which is remembered as the most important book of the First World War written from a woman's perspective.
"By far the most substantial product of academic interest in Brittain to have appeared to date." Times Literary Supplement
"Sensitive and compelling biography." The Toronto Star
"Gorham is to be commended for producing a balanced book, and for making extensive and intelligent use of feminist criticism. Gorham has been blessed with extensive source materials and has used them well in a fine, provocative, inspiriting biography." The Women's Review of Books, July 1996
Meet the Author
Deborah Gorham was born in New York, but has lived for many years in Ottawa, Canada, where she is Professor of History at Carleton University and Director of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's Studies. She has published numerous articles and books on British and Canadian women's history, including The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal (1982), Up and Doing: Canadian Women and Peace (1990), co-edited with Janice Williamson, and Caring and Curing: Historical Perspectives on Women and Healing in Canada (1994), co-edited with Dianne Dodd.
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