Testament of Youth Book PDF

Testament of Youth

  • Author : Vera Brittain
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-07-16
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780297859147

Testament of Youth Book Description :

This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE. In 1914 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. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived those agonising years; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time, and has lost none of its power to shock, move and enthral readers since its first publication in 1933.

Chronicle of Youth Book PDF

Chronicle of Youth

  • Author : Vera Brittain
  • Publisher : Phoenix
  • Release Date : 2000-08-17
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 1842120948

Chronicle of Youth Book Description :

Vera Brittain's bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her own copious diaries which have a much greater intimacy and immediacy than the account written for publication. These are those diaries. They begin in the carefree summer of 1913 with a blossoming romance and earnest discussions about the purpose of life and the nature of God - but not about the onset of war, which takes them by surprise. The diary entries that follow that blissful period begin to darken rapidly. Her brother, her fiance and most of their young men friends are killed in the war. Vera herself goes from knitting helmets and bandaging classes to abandoning her studies at Oxford to train as a nurse. She spent the remainder of the war nursing war-wounded men, among them German prisoners. Her diaries written in London, Malta and France, contain moving descriptions of battle scenes; Zeppelin horrors over London and provide a poignant insight into the mind of this generous-hearted girl who was to become a beacon of the feminist movement.She emerged from these horrifying testing years a committed and lifelong pacifist.

Testament of Experience Book PDF

Testament of Experience

  • Author : Vera Brittain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre : Authors, English
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0872236811

Testament of Experience Book Description :

Vera Brittain Book PDF

Vera Brittain

  • Author : Deborah Gorham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : PSU:000047289369

Vera Brittain Book Description :

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. In the interwar decades, Vera Brittain became a staunch advocate of equal-rights feminism, an internationalist, and, by the late 1930s, a pacifist. In this book, Deborah Gorham focuses on Vera Brittain's struggles and achievements as a feminist. She contends that in both her public and private life, Brittain was representative of the group of educated middle-class women who brought to fruition the goals of Victorian bourgeois feminism in the years following the Great War.

Women s Life writing Book PDF

Women s Life writing

  • Author : Linda S. Coleman
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : UOM:39015041310767

Women s Life writing Book Description :

These essays offer readers vivid and varied evidence of the female response to recurring attempts by culture to artificially limit identity along the gendered lines of private and public experience. Calling on voices both familiar and little known, British and American, black and white, young and old, the essayists explore how women used life-writing as a means of both self-understanding and connection to a community of sympathetic others, real or imagined.

Cyclopedia of World Authors II Book PDF

Cyclopedia of World Authors II

  • Author : Frank Northen Magill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre : Authors
  • Pages : 1640
  • ISBN : 089356513X

Cyclopedia of World Authors II Book Description :

Inquiry Book PDF


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : Critical thinking
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015077200106

Inquiry Book Description :

World Authors  1900 1950 Book PDF

World Authors 1900 1950

  • Author : Martin Seymour-Smith
  • Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre : Reference
  • Pages : 3005
  • ISBN : UOM:39015038536051

World Authors 1900 1950 Book Description :

Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.

The London Mercury Book PDF

The London Mercury

  • Author : Sir John Collings Squire
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1933
  • Genre : English literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B648935

The London Mercury Book Description :

Testament of Faith Book PDF

Testament of Faith

  • Author : Allahbukhsh Karimbukhsh Brohi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre : Life
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : UVA:X000694942

Testament of Faith Book Description :