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

TitleTestament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1933
AuthorsBrittain, Vera
Number of Pages661
PublisherV. Gollancz
City, CountryLondon

An autobiographical account of a young nurse's involvement in World War I. 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.

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