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The Return of the Soldier

The Return of the Soldier

By: Rebecca West

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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 front's 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 West's 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 nation's shifting class structures and offers a sensitive portrayal of individuals torn between nostalgia for their irretrievable past and acceptance of their conflicted present.

Reprint of the Century Co., New York, 1918 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486839303
ISBN 139780486839301
Author/EditorRebecca West
Page Count80
Dimensions5 x 8

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