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Her Privates We By Frederic Manning

Her Privates We by Frederic Manning

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A novel of the Battle of the Somme told from the perspective of an ordinary private.

Her Privates We Summary

Her Privates We by Frederic Manning

First published privately in 1929 as The Middle Parts of Fortune, Her Privates We is the novel of the Battle of the Somme told from the perspective of an ordinary private. This edition now restores all the 'prunings and excisions' that were made to the first edition because the bluntness of language was thought to make the book unfit for public distribution. An undisputed classic of war writing and a lasting tribute to all who participated in the war, Her Privates We was originally published as written by 'Private 19022'. Championed by amongst others Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, TS Eliot and TE Lawrence, it has become recognised as a classic in the seventy years since its first publication. Now republished, with an introduction by William Boyd, it will again amaze a new generation of readers.

Her Privates We Reviews

The finest and noblest book of men in war that I have ever read. I read it over once each year to remember how things really were so that I will never lie to myself nor to anyone else about them * Ernest Hemingway ?I am sure it is the book of books so far as the British Army is concerned? Lawrence of Arabia *
This unique and extraordinary novel, the finest novel, in my opinion, to have come out of the First World War * William Boyd (from his Introduction) *

About Frederic Manning

Frederic Manning was born in Sydney, Australia in 1882. He moved to England in 1903 where he pursued a literary career, reviewing and writing poetry. He enlisted in 1915 in the Shropshire Light Infantry and went to France in 1916 as 'Private 19022.' The Shropshires saw heavy fighting on the Somme and Manning's four months there provided the background to Her Privates We. He died in 1935.

Additional information

GOR001338904
9781852427177
1852427175
Her Privates We by Frederic Manning
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
1999-11-11
288
N/A
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