Testament of Youth
By Vera Brittain
(Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Hardcover, 9780297858317, 608pp.)
Publication Date: August 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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In 1914, just as war was declared, 20 year-old Vera Brittain was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later, her lifeand that of her whole generationhad been irrevocably changed in a way that no one could have imagined in the tranquil pre-war era. Testament of Youth is Brittain’s account of how she lost the man she loved, nursed the wounded, survived those agonizing years, and emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time. It still retains the power to shock, move, and enthrall readers today.