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5 edition of Vera Brittain found in the catalog.

Vera Brittain

a life

by Berry, Paul

  • 315 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Pimlico in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Brittain, Vera, 1893-1970.,
    • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Feminists -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Pacifists -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPaul Berry & Mark Bostridge.
      SeriesPimlico ;, 214, Pimlico (Series) ;, 214.
      ContributionsBostridge, Mark.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6003.R385 Z58 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination581 p. :
      Number of Pages581
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL568127M
      ISBN 100712673156
      LC Control Number96153515
      OCLC/WorldCa33403462

      Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth while charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period. Such interest is set to expand even more in this centenary year of the war's outbreak. Testament of Youth by Brittain, Vera and a great selection of related books, Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. You Searched For: An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # GI5N

      Vera Mary Brittain ( - ) was an English poet, feminist, pacifist, and English Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse. Her novel, Testament of Youth () is considered a stand-out autobiography of the 20th century for its vivid account of her traumatic experiences during World War I and gradual embrace of pacifism. She wrote an intensely personal collection of poems, Verses of a V.A.D. in. Jan 14,  · Vera Brittain’s blazing wartime memoir, Testament of Youth, is coming to the big screen. Sarah Crompton joins Shirley Williams, Brittain's daughter, and the film's stars on set Vera’s book.

      Vera Mary Brittain (29 December – 29 March ) was a British writer and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling memoir Testament of Youth, recounting her experiences during World War I and the beginning of her journey towards neilsolomonhowe.com: 29 December , Newcastle Under Lyme, . Apr 23,  · In , just as war was declared, 20 year-old Vera Brittain was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later, her life—and that of her whole generation—had been irrevocably changed in a way that no one could have imagined in the tranquil pre-war era.


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Vera Mary Brittain (29 December – 29 March ) was an English Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse, writer, feminist, socialist, and neilsolomonhowe.com best-selling memoir Testament of Youth recounted her experiences during the First World War and the beginning of her journey towards neilsolomonhowe.comen: John Brittain-Catlin, Shirley Williams.

Now that Downton Abbey Season 2 has premiered with so much of revolving around cataclysmic tragedy and change caused by WWI, my thoughts turn back to this book.

Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain's memoir of life, love, and loss during WWI first came to my attention because of Masterpiece Theater which serialized it at least 20 years ago/5(). Vera Brittain (–) 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. Mark Bostridge is a biographer and literary critic who lives in neilsolomonhowe.com by: Testament of Youth is the first instalment, covering –, in the memoir of Vera Brittain (–).

It was published in Brittain's memoir continues with Testament of Experience, published inand encompassing the years –Between these two books comes Testament of Friendship (published in ), which is essentially a memoir of Brittain's close colleague and Author: Vera Brittain.

Mar 23,  · Vera Brittain lost her fiance, brother and two closest male friends in the first world war. She wrote Testament of Youth as a cry of outrage and agony, so that the futility of their deaths would Author: Elizabeth Day.

Vera Brittain’s most popular book is Testament of Youth. Vera Brittain has 38 books on Goodreads with ratings. Vera Brittain’s most popular book is Testament of Youth. Vera Brittain has 38 books on Goodreads with ratings. Vera Brittain’s most popular book is Testament of Youth.

Jun 05,  · The book, "Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth", is a masterful work, drawing on his larger, earlier biography of Brittain, and incorporating the logistics of the film-making.

Vera Brittain was born into an upper middle class family in She had one younger brother, Edward, to whom she was very close/5(17). Free download or read online Testament of Youth pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published in August 28thand was written by Vera Brittain. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this non fiction, history story are. The book has been awarded with, and many /5.

May 26,  · Vera Brittain (–) 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/5. Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain is a book whose deep significance can hardly be overestimated.

Of importance in its historical aspect, it is also a spiritual record of impelling power. Dealing with the war period, it is unlike any other story of those years. In Vera Brittain was 20, 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 would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain.

Testament of Youth is a autobiographical memoir by Vera Brittain. The first part of a trilogy, it covers the yearsfrom Brittain’s early school-age childhood through her late thirties, in the context of Great Britain and the.

Nov 14,  · The best nonfiction books: No 42 – Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain () a book for all seasons that would have a remarkable literary afterlife in the s and s. Jan 01,  · This book by Vera Brittain is one of the most moving that I have read. Written as an account of the experiences of young men and women at the onset and during the First World War, it gives a particular insight which is different from, but equally absorbing as, those accounts, so often understated, of soldiers who fought in the trenches during the conflict.5/5(5).

SUMMARY A young woman's coming of age experience is shattered and transfigured over night by World War I. This is the passionate, true story of Vera Brittain, who fought to further her education at Oxford, only to postpone her attendance to serve as a volunteer nurse during the Great War.

Vera Brittain (December 29, – March 29, ) was a British memoirist, poet, essayist, and novelist whose work and life were forever marked by the losses she endured as a result of World War I. Vera Brittain was a convinced pacifist, a prolific speaker, lecturer, journalist and writer, she devoted much of her energy to the causes of peace and feminism.

She wrote 29 books in all, novels, poetry, biography and autobiography, but it was TESTAMENT OF YOUTH which established her reputation and made her one of the best-loved writers of her.

Vera Brittain () 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. Mark Bostridge is a biographer and literary critic who lives in London.4/5(22).

While researching the authorised biography of Vera Brittain, Mark Bostridge tracked down Hudson's son Miles and was permitted to read Hudson's account of Edward Brittain's last days. In Bostridge published details of his discovery in Vera Brittain: A Life, a book of Born: 30 NovemberMacclesfield, Cheshire, England.

Oct 30,  · Vera Brittain was a convinced pacifist, a prolific speaker, lecturer, journalist and writer, she devoted much of her energy to the causes of peace and feminism. She wrote 29 books in all, novels, poetry, biography and autobiography, but it was TESTAMENT OF YOUTH which established her reputation and made her one of the best-loved writers of her /5().

Aug 02,  · It is no accident that Vera Brittain began writing "Testament of Youth," her peerless memoir of a woman's losses in World War I, at the very end of the s.- Letter from Vera to Roland,p'Testament of Youth' is a momentous historical text preserving for us – the lucky generations – what war really meant.

Most poignantly it is the portrait of Vera Brittain’s unrelenting and tragic psychological annihilation during and after World War One.Testament Of A Generation: The Journalism of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby by Holtby, Winifred and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at neilsolomonhowe.com