One of the most heartrending and “romantic” memoirs of World War I. Testament of Youth is a classic, first published in 1933, among the literature of the Great War, in its description of the impact of the war on women and the middle class. The unimaginable loss and sacrifice of a generation is rendered beautifully through Brittain’s words. Her experiences as a volunteer nurse (VAD) in the armed services, a university student before and after the war, and a tireless advocate for peace and feminist causes make this a defining and timeless work. A film version of Brittain’s work releases in the UK in 2015.
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 31st, 2005