The Return of the Soldier (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Return of the Soldier (Dover Thrift Editions) by Rebecca West 0486839303 9780486839301
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"An authentic masterpiece." -- The North American Review

Returning to his stately English home from the chaos of World War I, a shell-shocked officer finds that he has left much of his memory in the fronts muddy trenches. The three women who love him best anxiously await his arrival: the thoughtful and intuitive cousin who narrates the story, the lovely wife he cannot recognize, and the woman with whom he shared a summer romance 15 years ago.
Rebecca Wests novel depicts neither battles nor battlefields. This remarkable tale takes a searching look at the far-reaching effects of the first modern war on a sheltered society. The Return of the Soldier effectively and memorably captures the spirit of England in the throes of unwelcome change. It is a penetrating view of the nations shifting class structures and offers a sensitive portrayal of individuals torn between nostalgia for their irretrievable past and acceptance of their conflicted present.

Author: Rebecca West

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 80

Publisher: Dover Publications

Publication Date: 2020-03-18


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