Testament of Youth (Penguin Classics)

Testament of Youth (Penguin Classics)

Vera Brittain


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Much of what we all know and consider concerning the First global battle we owe to Vera Brittain’s elegiac but unsparing booklet, which set a regular for memoirists from Martha Gellhorn to Lillian Hellman. forsaking her stories at Oxford in 1915 to enlist as a nurse within the armed providers, Brittain served in London, in Malta, and at the Western entrance. via war’s finish she had misplaced nearly all people she enjoyed. Testament of sweet sixteen is either a checklist of what she lived via and an elegy for a vanished new release. Hailed by means of the Times Literary Suplement as a e-book that helped "both shape and outline the temper of its time," it speaks to any iteration that has been irrevocably replaced through war.

This variation includes a new advent by means of Brittain's biographer analyzing her struggles to put in writing approximately her stories and the book's reception in England and America.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes via exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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