The return of the soldier

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The soldier returns from the front to the three women who love him. His wife, Kitty, with her cold, moonlight beauty, and his devoted cousin Jenny wait in their exquisite home on the crest of the Harrow-weald. Margaret Allington, his first and long-forgotten love, is nearby in the dreary suburb of Wealdstone. But the soldier is shell-shocked and can only remember the Margaret he loved fifteen years before, when he was a young man and she an inn-keeper's daughter. His cousin he remembers only as a childhood playmate; his wife he remembers not at all. The women have a choice - to leave him where he wishes to be, or to 'cure' him. It is Margaret who reveals a love so great that she can make the final sacrifice.
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Grouped Work ID 144f416b-7a42-fcd9-0583-3a75cfb5deed
Grouping Title return of the soldier
Grouping Author west rebecca
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auth_author2 May, Nadia.
author West, Rebecca.
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display_description "The Return of the Soldier" is British author Rebecca West's remarkable 1918 novel of the struggle of a World War I veteran and the three women who love him as he returns home and tries make sense of the life that he had before he went to war. Told from the perspective of his cousin Jenny, who lives with him and his wife Kitty, it is the story of British soldier Chris Baldry, who has just returned home from fighting in France. Chris has amnesia and does not remember the last 15 years of his life, his marriage to Kitty, or the young son they tragically lost before the war. Instead, he believes he is 20 years old again and still courting Margaret, an inn-keeper's daughter and his first love. While Kitty feels powerless to save her husband, Jenny enlists Margaret to help Chris and the two must face a tragic and difficult choice: to let Chris remain happily unaware of his true life or help him remember his tragic past. Heartbreaking and affecting, West's classic dramatically exemplifies the lasting psychological effects of war on both soldiers and their families.
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subject_facet Amnesia -- Fiction, Country homes -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Soldiers -- Fiction, War neuroses -- Fiction, War stories, World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Fiction
title_display The return of the soldier
title_full The return of the soldier [electronic resource] / Rebecca West, The return of the soldier [electronic resource] / byRebecca West, The return of the soldier [electronic resource] West, Rebecca, 1892-1983.
title_short The return of the soldier
topic_facet Amnesia, Country homes, Electronic books, Man-woman relationships, Soldiers, War neuroses, World War, 1914-1918