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Letters From A Lost Generation By Mark Bostridge

Letters From A Lost Generation
by Edited by Mark Bostridge

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These letters, written between 1913 to 1918, between Vera Brittain and four young men - her fiance (Roland Leighton), her brother Edward, and their close friends, Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow - present a portrait of five young people caught up in the cataclysm of total war.
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Letters From A Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends by Edited by Mark Bostridge

This is a selection of letters, written between 1913 to 1918, between Vera Brittain and four young men - her fiance (Roland Leighton), her brother Edward, and their close friends, Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow. The letters present a portrait of five young people caught up in the cataclysm of total war. Roland, nicknamed "Monseigneur", is the leader, and his letters most clearly trace the path which led from idealism to disillusionment. Edward, known as "Immaculate of the Trenches", was the more orderly and controlled one - even down to his attire. Geoffrey, the "non-militarist at heart", had not rushed to enlist, but felt compelled to put aside his objections to the war for patriotism's sake and volunteer. Victor, on the other hand, had wanted to convince himself that he could take on the mantle of the warrior and become a military hero. Possessed of sweetness of character, he was known to his friends as "Father Confessor".

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Letters From A Lost Generation Reviews


'Unique.a remarkable portrait of five young people caught up in the cataclysm of war' - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Immensely moving.As the first world war slips out of living memory, this is a timely reminder of what was lost - and how we lost it' - SUNDAY TIMES 'Touching, angry, bewildered.they demand to be read' - MAIL ON SUNDAY

About Edited by Mark Bostridge


Mark Bostridge is the co-author of Vera Brittain: A Life (Chatto & Windus 1995), which was shortlisted for several prizes. Alan Bishop is Professor of English at McMaster University in Ontario and has edited three volumes of Vera Brittain's diaries.

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GOR001186508
Letters From A Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends by Edited by Mark Bostridge
Edited by Mark Bostridge
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1999-11-04
448
0349111529
9780349111520
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