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

London: Victor Gollancz, (1943). Fifteenth impression, 8vo, 464 pp. Owner's inscriptions and an old price to fly leaf, closed tear to the final leaf. Cloth, d.w. with some loss and repairs to the reverse, upper flap stuck to the paste down. The first instalment of the author's memoirs, covering her later childhood, experiences as a woman and a nurse in the First World War and growing disillusionment on her return to Britain. Brittain felt compelled to write about the war and her "depleted generation" having lost both her brother Edward and his friend (and her first love) Roland Leighton, dedicating the book to their memory. In writing as true a personal account as she could using her diaries and old letters, she felt she could "put the life of an ordinary individual into its niche in contemporary history" Item #33099

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