Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780297859147
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Release: 2009-07-16
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

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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
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781408188453
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Release: 2014-12-04
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary
Author: Colm Toibin
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780771084164
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Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Testament of Friendship

Testament of Friendship
Author: Vera Brittain
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781405515559
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Release: 2012-03-22
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her bestselling first volume of autobiography, Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain passionately recorded the agonising years of the First World War, lamenting the destruction of a generation which for her included those she most dearly loved - her lover, her brother, her closest friends. In Testament of Friendship Brittain tells the story of the woman who helped her survive those tragic years - the writer Winifred Holtby. They met at Somerville College, Oxford, immediately after the war and their friendship continued through Vera's marriage and their separate but parallel writing careers until Winifred's untimely death at the age of thirty-seven.When she died her fame as a writer was about to reach its peak with the publication of her greatest novel, South Riding. A moving record of a friendship between two women of courage, determination and intelligence, and a wonderful portrait of a lifelong love, Testament of Friendship now takes its rightful place as a Virago Modern Classic, with a new introduction by Mark Bostridge.

Letters From A Lost Generation

Letters From A Lost Generation
Author: Mark Bostridge
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780349007717
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Release: 2015-07-02
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nothing in the papers, not the most vivid and heart-rending descriptions, have made me realise war like your letters' Vera Brittain to Roland Leighton, 17 April 1915. This selection of letters, written between 1913 & 1918, between Vera Brittain and four young men - her fiance Roland Leighton, her brother 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 sake. Victor on the other hand, possessed a very sweet character and was known as 'Father Confessor'. An important historical testimony telling a powerful story of idealism, disillusionment and personal tragedy.

The Testaments

The Testaments
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780771009426
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

The Testament of Cresseid

The Testament of Cresseid
Author: Robert Henryson
Pages: 42
ISBN: 9781107636262
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Release: 2013-01-24
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1926, this volume contains the full text of The Testament of Cresseid by Scottish poet Robert Henryson.

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
Author: Robert McCrum
Pages: 287
ISBN: 1903385830
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:734049073
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Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A portait of a young girl's life in pre-1914 England which aims to give a vivid and passionate personal record of the years 1900-1925 and convey the essence of the common experience of war. It is also intended as a memorial to a lost generation.

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Author: R. H. Charles,Rev. W. O. E. Oesterley
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9780359085521
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Release: 1917
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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Vera Brittain A Life

Vera Brittain  A Life
Author: Mark Bostridge,Paul Berry
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780349008547
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Release: 2016-02-25
Editor: Virago
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vera Brittain is most widely known as the woman who immortalized a lost generation in her haunting autobiography of the Great War, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH. Writer, pacifist and feminist, she condemned her provincial background but remained acutely conscious of the conventional elements in her own character; she revealed a richly emotional life in her writing but was outwardly sober and reserved; she possessed a fierce desire for fame and recognition but was ready to sacrifice both on matters of principle. This biography - comprehensive, authoritative and immensely readable - confirms Vera Brittain's stature as one of the most remarkable women of our time.

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth  by Vera Brittain
Author: Vera Brittain
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:669094054
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Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Shadow of the Almighty

Shadow of the Almighty
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9781598562491
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Release: 2008
Editor: Hendrickson Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shadow of the Almightyis a modern classic story of faithfulness, obedience, and martyrdom. It is the best-selling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador. Shadow of the Almightyhas inspired Christians since its first publication in 1958. Elisabeth Elliot makes full use of Jim's revealing diaries to fill in the details of a life completely committed to God's service. This story was reintroduced to today's audiences in 2006 thanks to the release of the film, End of the Spear, which tells for the first time the killings from the perspective of the Huaorani.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain
Pages: 661
ISBN: UCSD:31822004642278
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Release: 1933
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Youth Bible

The Youth Bible
Author: Anonim
Pages: 476
ISBN: 0849934125
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Release: 1991
Editor: W Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the New Testament portion of the complete text of "The Youth Bible." Contains introductory material, devotions, more than 200 "real-life" stories, other information, maps, time lines, and study helps.

The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets

The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets
Author: Jane Addams
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781465600042
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Release: 1912
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Direct Conversations The Animated Films of Tim Burton Foreword by Tim Burton

Direct Conversations  The Animated Films of Tim Burton  Foreword by Tim Burton
Author: Tim Lammers
Pages: 55
ISBN: 9781456620844
Available:
Release: 2013-12-18
Editor: eBookIt.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Throughout his career, movie journalist Tim Lammers has talked with director Tim Burton and the key players who helped bring the stop-motion films The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie to life. Now for the first time, Lammers has assembled the stories from Burton and his band of creatives all in one place. In Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton, you will not only hear from Burton, but Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Allison Abbate, Martin Landau, Elijah Wood, Atticus Shaffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, the late Ray Harryhausen, and more. The release of Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton comes as the 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates its 20th anniversary. Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton also includes a foreword by Tim Burton.

An Autobiographical Study

An Autobiographical Study
Author: Sigmund Freud
Pages: 134
ISBN: 1578989043
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Release: 2010-05
Editor: Martino Fine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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."

Chronicle of Youth

Chronicle of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain,Alan Bishop,Terry Smart
Pages: 382
ISBN: 0575028882
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Release: 1981
Editor: London : Gollancz
Language: en

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