The return of the soldier

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Dover Publications,
Pub. Date:
2002.
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English
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Writing her first novel during World War I, West examines the relationship between three women and a soldier suffering from shell-shock. This novel of an enclosed world invaded by public events also embodies in its characters the shifts in England's class structures at the beginning of the twentieth century. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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9780486422077
148154098
9781443431996
9781481540988
9781681952185
9781453207017
9781420909746
9781420960747
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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
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title_full The return of the soldier / Rebecca West, 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
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