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Testament of Youth  : An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 - Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth

An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925

Paperback Published: 11th November 2014
ISBN: 9780349005928
Number Of Pages: 640

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A film tie-in edition of Vera Brittain's classic autobiography, published to coincide with the major motion picture adaptation starring Dominic West, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan and Kit Harington.

In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen 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 was 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 the period; 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.

About the Author

Vera Brittain (1893-1970) grew up in the north of England. At the end of the war she moved to Oxford where she met Winifred Holtby, author of South Riding.

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I read the book twice them bought copies for each of my grand daughters. I want them to understand the road travelled by strong, generous, civic minded motivated women to get us to where we are now.

Sydney Australia


Very Sad but interesting Reading


Read from beginning to the end sad but very interesting reading

Mandurah WA 6210 Australia


Powerful and poignant


Arguably one of the strongest anti-war voices of that seared generation that wrought through The Great War of 1914-1918. Through this book you read not only of the horrors of that dreadful conflict and the sacrifices made but of the devotions to memory. It is both a personal narrative, gut wrenching at times, and a narrative of the times. Yet, the book is not aged. It is relevant reading now as I'd imagine it was when first published in the distant 1930s. If there is ever a war and life memoir to read this is surely that narrative. Vera Brittain is one of the great women of the 20th Century whose life more than mattered uoon those she loved and lost. We all could do well to learn of her life lessons. And, the book is a fine tribute to those she loved and lost and of all lives lost in the abyss of wars and other conflicts.

Kerang, Australia

Beautiifully written


This book is well written easy to read with ever word enticing the reader to read more




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ISBN: 9780349005928
ISBN-10: 0349005923
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 11th November 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.5 x 19.8  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Media tie-in

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