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Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study Of The Years 1900-1925
By Mark Bostridge (introduced by) and Vera Brittain
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 30, 2005
Pages 661
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143039235
ISBN-10 0143039237
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 1.06 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An autobiographical account of a young nurse's involvement in World War I describes how the author left her studies at Oxford to enlist as a nurse for the armed services; her work in London, in Malta, and on the Western front; her personal experiences; and the lasting influence of the First World War on her life. Reissue.
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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 Suplement as a book that helped "both form and define the mood of its time," it speaks to any generation that has been irrevocably changed by war.

This edition features a new introduction by Brittain's biographer examining her struggles to write about her experiences and the book's reception in England and America.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Shirley Williams (other contributor), Mark Bostridge (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd (August 4, 2009)
9780297858317 | details & prices | 578 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $29.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140122510 Book cover for 9780143039235
 
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With Mark Bostridge (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Penguin Classics (June 30, 2005)
9780143039235 | details & prices | 661 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $20.00
About: An autobiographical account of a young nurse's involvement in World War I describes how the author left her studies at Oxford to enlist as a nurse for the armed services; her work in London, in Malta, and on the Western front; her personal experiences; and the lasting influence of the First World War on her life.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (September 1, 1994)
9780140188448 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.95
About: An autobiographical account of a young nurse's involvement in World War I
from Gardners Books (September 3, 1992)
9789990091656 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $0.02
With Erk Volkmar Heyen (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Penguin USA 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $14.00
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