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Vera Brittain: A Life
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Vera Brittain * An authoritative and immensely readable biography of the remarkable Vera Brittain * 'Two men writing with rare sympathy about an ardent feminist ... beautifully written and fastidiously researched' Sue Gainsford, INDEPENDENT Full description  read more
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Self-Portraits: Subjectivity in the Works of Vera Brittain
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In 1915 Vera Brittain began to wonder whether it was possible to 'make a book out of the very essence of one's self'. In this study, the author moves away from Brittain's already well-documented political passions - socialism, feminism and pacifism - to discuss her enduring fascination with philosophy and the problems surrounding the literary representation of subjectivity. Using the psychoanalytical, philosophical and literary theories known to Brittain as well as some more recent and pertinent theoretical developments, the author examines not only Brittain's explicitly autobiographical writings, but also all of her published novels, 'The Dark Tide' (1923), 'Not Without Honour '(1924), 'Honourable Estate' (1936), 'Account Rendered' (1945) and 'Born' 1925 (1948). This insightful and accessible book details Brittain's innovative writing methods and re-evaluates her contribution to the development of the novel during the early twentieth century. The author offers a new and interesting perspective on one of the most popular writers of the First World War.  read more
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Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth
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Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth while charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period. Such interest is set to expand even more in this centenary year of the war's outbreak. In the midst of her studies at Oxford when war broke out across Europe, Vera Brittain left university in 1915 to become a VAD (voluntary aid detachment) nurse. There she treated soldiers in London, Malta, and Etaples. The events of the First World War were to have an enormous impact on her life. Four of Brittain's closest friends, including her fianc, Roland Leighton, and her brother, Edward Brittain, MC, were killed in action, sparking a lifelong commitment to pacifism. In 1933 she published Testament of Youth, the first of three books dealing with her experience of war. In equal measures courageous, tragic, and deeply fascinating, Testament of Youth is one of the most compelling and important works of war literature ever to have been written by a British woman. Mark Bostridge's Vera Brittain and the First World War, published to coincide with the film of Testament of Youth, explores the effects of the First World War on Vera Brittain both in terms of her personal life and in terms of its effect on her development as a writer and her eventual decision to become a pacifist.   read more
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Letters From A Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends
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Paperback. Pub Date: November 2008 Pages: 448 in Publisher: Virago Nothing in the papers not the most vivid for and heart-rending descriptions have made me realise war like your letters' Vera ittain to Roland Leighton 17 April 1915. This selection of letters. written between 1913 & 1918. between Vera ittain and four young men - her fiance Roland Leighton. her other Edward and their close friends Victor Richardson & Geoffrey Thurlow present a remarkable and profoundly moving portrait of five young people caught up in the cataclysm of total war. Roland. 'Monseigneur'. is the 'leader' & his letters most clearly trace the path leading from idealism to disillusionment. Edward. 'Immaculate of the Trenches'. was orderly & controlled. down even to his attire. Geoffrey. the 'non-militarist at heart' had not rushed to enlist but put aside his objections to the war for patriotism's sak...  read more
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Testament Of A Generation: The Journalism of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby
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Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth
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Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testamen....  read more
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Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth
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Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth whilst charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period. Such interest is set to expand even more in this centenary year of the war's outbreak. In the midst of her studies at Oxford when war broke out across Europe, Vera Brittain left university in 1915 to become a V.A.D (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse, treating soldiers in London, Malta and Etaples in France. The events of the First World War were to have an enormous impact on her life. Four of Brittain's closest friends including her fiance Roland Leighton and her brother Edward Brittain MC were killed in action, sparking a lifelong commitment to pacifism. In 1933 she published Testament of Youth, the first of three books dealing with her experience of war. In equal measures courageous, tragic and deeply fascinating, Testament of Youth is one of the most compelling and important works of war literature ever to have been written by a British woman. Mark Bostridge's Vera Brittain and the First World War, published to coincide with the film of Testament of Youth, explores the effects of the First World War on Vera Brittain, both in terms of her personal life and in terms of its effect on her development as a writer and her eventual decision to become a pacifist. Taking advantage of the interest generated by the film, it will bring her story to a new generation and incorporate the most up-to-date research. It will also include a short essay 'From Book to Film', describing the process of turning Testament of Youth into a major feature film. This will include interviews with the production staff and actors, as well as with members of Vera Brittain's family, including Shirley Williams. The film, which has been scripted by Juliette Towhidi and is being produced by BBC Films and Heyday Films, the makers of Harry Potter, is currently in production. Alicia Vikander (Anna  read more
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Brittains poems
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Pages: 26, Paperback, Library of Congress  read more
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Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends (BBC Radio Reading)
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A selection of the powerful and poignant wartime letters of Vera Brittain and her friends. 'If war spares me,' wrote Vera Brittain to her brother Edward in 1916, 'it will be my one aim to immortalise in a book the story of us four.' Seventeen years later, Vera was to achieve her aim with the acclaimed Testament of Youth. This series of letters was the inspiration behind Testament. Written between Vera, her brother, her fiance Roland Leighton and their two best friends Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow, they give a unique perspective on the most horrifying conflict the world has ever seen. They show the heartbreaking disillusionment of an idealistic public-school generation, raised on ideas of patriotism and duty, as the reality of war emerged. Yet they also give a fascinating insight into the era as a whole: their generation's literary tastes and the place of women in society. Read by Amanda Root, Jonathan Firth, Rupert Graves, James Wallace and Robert Portal, and first heard on BBC Radio 4, these deeply moving letters let us hear for ourselves the voices of Vera Brittain's lost generation.  read more
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Brittain's Poems (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Brittain's Poems The Wonders of the Present Age I have been tempted much of lateTo write at least a pageUpon some works of recent date, The wonders of the age. We ill an age of wonders live, Wherein the skill of manSeems an impulcian to receiveAnd do what mortal can. In fourteen hundred brave GuttenburgInvented types of wood.He thought the harm that art might causeWould be overcome with good. Now we have colleges and schools.Which number hundreds and moreAnd flourish under better rulesThan ever known before. The truckles, carts and sleds once drawnBy oxen through the mudAre out of use, forgot and goneLike things before the flood. Steamships ride on the stormy main, Steamboats on rivers ply.And locomotives o'er the plainWith greater swiftness fly. We daily hear the humming sound.The ringing of the car., Within a few miles of your own groundOn trails of iron bars. The steam let through a copper hornProduces a thrilled sound, And on the gentle breezes borneIs heard for miles around. We sometimes hear it at our homes.Resounding upon the air, Its object is the hogs and cowsFrom off the track to scare. Though many a cow is doomed to feelThe locomotives weight;And hogs have scarcely time to squealBefore it is too late. And yet no farmer loses moreThan balances his gain.For higher prices than beforeAre paid for pork and grain. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical  read more
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Vera
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Elizabeth von Arnim (1866 - 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist. By marriage she became Grafin (Countess) von Arnim-Schlagenthin, and by a second marriage, Countess Russell. Although known in her early life as Mary, after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually to her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth and she is now invariably referred to as Elizabeth von Arnim. She also wrote under the pen name Alice Cholmondeley. Writing was her refuge from what turned out to be an incompatible marriage. Arnim's husband had increasing debts and was eventually sent to prison for fraud. This was when she created her pen name "Elizabeth" and launched her career as a writer by publishing her semi-autobiographical, brooding, yet satirical Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898). It was such a success that it was reprinted twenty times in its first year. A bitter-sweet memoir and companion to it was The Solitary Summer (1899). Other works, such as the The Benefactress (1902), Vera (1921), and Love (1925), were also semi-autobiographical. Other titles dealing with feminist protest and witty observations of life in provincial Germany were to follow, including The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight (1905) and Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther (1907). She would sign her next twenty or so books simply as written, "by the author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden" and later simply "By Elizabeth." In 1908 Arnim left Nassenheide to return to London."  read more
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Vera
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was condu....  read more
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Vera
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Vera
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Pages: 380, Hardcover, Wentworth Press  read more
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Vera
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Pages: 86, Paperback, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  read more
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Vera
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Features: Denim trousers 5 pocket style Zip fly trousers Slim fit Low rise Wide waistband, Waistband with belt loops Side pockets, Coin pocket, Back pockets Decorative stitching on the back pockets Buttons with embossed logo, Logo studs, Logo patch Soft material, Stretch material Washing instructions: Machine washable at 30° C, Do not tumble dry, Iron at a low temperature Manufacturer colour: denim Fabric: 93% Cotton, 4% Elastane, 3% Polyester  read more
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Vera
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Paperback, Mercure de France  read more
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Release Date: 2000-06-13, Audio CD, Import  read more
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Vera
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HardPress Classic Books Series  read more
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