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Testament of Youth by Brittain, Vera
Testament of Youth
by Brittain, Vera
 
Much of what we know and feel about the First World War we owe to Vera Brittain’s elegiac yet unsparing book, which set a standard for memoirists from Martha Gellhorn to Lillian Hellman. Abandoning her studies at Oxford in 1915 to enlist as a nurse in the armed services, Brittain served in London, in Malta, and on the Western Front. By war’s end she had lost virtually everyone she loved. Testament of Youth is both a record of what she lived through and an elegy for a vanished generation. Hailed by the Times Literary Supplement, it speaks to any generation that has been irrevocably changed by war.
 
Published 20050531 by Penguin, Paperback, 688 Pages, ISBN: 9780143039235, ISBN-10: 0143039237, List Price $21.00.

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