Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain,Mark Bostridge
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 661
Release: 1979-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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F or nearly a decade I have wanted, with a growing sense of urgency, to write something which would show what the whole War and post-war period — roughly, from the years leading up to 1914 until about 1935 — has meant to the men and women of my generation, the generation of those boys and girls who grewupjust before the War broke out. Iwanted to give too, if I could, an impression of the changes which that period brought about in the minds and lives of very different groups of individuals belonging to the large section of middle-class society from which my own family comes.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 101-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 – 29 March 1970) was an English Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse, writer, feminist, socialist, and pacifist. Her best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth recounted her experiences during the First World War and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.

Vera Brittain and the First World War

Vera Brittain and the First World War
Author: Mark Bostridge
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-12-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781408188453

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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 fiancé 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 Karenina) stars as Brittain, with Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Pompeii) playing her fiancé Roland Leighton.

Because You Died

Because You Died
Author: Vera Brittain
Publsiher: Virago
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-02-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780748118410

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This collection of Vera Brittain's poetry and prose, some of it never published before, commemorates the men she loved - fiancé, brother and two close friends - who served and died in the First World War. It draws on her experiences as a VAD nurse in London, Malta, and France, and illustrates her growing conviction of the wickedness of all war. Illustrated with many extraordinary photographs from Brittain's own albums, and edited with a new introduction by Mark Bostridge, Because You Died is an elegy to men who lost their lives in a bloody conflict, and a volume of remembrance to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the Armistice.

Testament of Friendship the Story of Winifred Holtby

Testament of Friendship  the Story of Winifred Holtby
Author: Vera 1893-1970 Brittain
Publsiher: Hassell Street Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2021-09-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 101385361X

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-07-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780297859147

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This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE. In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, 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 would have been 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 those agonising years; 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, and has lost none of its power to shock, move and enthral readers since its first publication in 1933.

The Origins of the First World War

The Origins of the First World War
Author: William Mulligan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-03-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781107159594

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The second edition of this leading introduction to the origins of the First World War. Updated to take account of the latest debates around the war's origins and outbreak, this is an essential classroom text which significantly revises our understanding of diplomacy, political culture, and economic history from 1870 to 1914.

Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain
Author: Hilary Bailey
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1987
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040691326

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For the Strength of Youth

For the Strength of Youth
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publsiher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1966
Genre: Mormons
ISBN: 9781465107664

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OUR DEAR YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN, we have great confidence in you. You are beloved sons and daughters of God and He is mindful of you. You have come to earth at a time of great opportunities and also of great challenges. The standards in this booklet will help you with the important choices you are making now and will yet make in the future. We promise that as you keep the covenants you have made and these standards, you will be blessed with the companionship of the Holy Ghost, your faith and testimony will grow stronger, and you will enjoy increasing happiness.

Testament of a Peace Lover

Testament of a Peace Lover
Author: Vera Brittain
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1988
Genre: Authors, English
ISBN: UCAL:B4538454

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The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
Author: Robert McCrum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2018
Genre: Best books
ISBN: 1903385830

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100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works.

South Riding

South Riding
Author: Winifred Holtby
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2021-08-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: EAN:4066338042361

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"South Riding" by Winifred Holtby. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary
Author: Colm Toibin
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-10-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780771084164

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In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel -- her keepers, who provide her with food and shelter and visit her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it;" nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the foot of the Cross until her son died -- she fled, to save herself), and is equally harsh on her judgement of others. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. Tóibín's tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

The Will And Testament of Abdu l Bah

The Will And Testament of    Abdu l Bah
Author: `Abdu'-Bahá
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9785041431433

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An Autobiographical Study

An Autobiographical Study
Author: Sigmund Freud
Publsiher: Martino Fine Books
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2010-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1578989043

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2010 Reprint of 1927 First English Edition. Professor Freud's autobiography, first published in English in 1927, is written in his usual forceful, straightforward and frank style, which has now become so familiar to readers of psychoanalytic literature. The autobiography as a whole is really a condensed account of the development of the psychoanalytic concepts as they unfolded themselves in Professor Freud's mind, and he says this much of it and adds that "no personal experiences of mine are of any interest in comparison to my relation with that science."