The Return of the Soldier

The Return of the Soldier

eBook - 2013
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After fighting in the trenches during the First World War, Captain Chris Baldry returns home a different man. Shell-shocked and finding it difficult to cope, Captain Baldry's mental trauma takes a toll on both himself and the family who anxiously awaited his safe return. The Return of the Soldier was author Rebecca West's first novel, but it was not until recent decades that literary critics and scholars recognized the work as a complex and important piece of literature depicting the First World War era. The book was adapted into a movie of the same name in 1982. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Publisher: [United States]:, HarperCollins Canada ,, 2013.
ISBN: 1443431990
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Apr 28, 2016

It would have been better if Miss West had trusted her story enough to tell it simply. Unfortunately, every event is overwritten by her narrator, who herself is underwritten. Even so, there are few better stories about the devastation of time and war.

Jul 11, 2011

short, beautifully written and very touching.

readtoday Oct 23, 2010

There is never a hint of superficiality in this quiet story of healing; suggest it for addition to
under-appreciated classics.



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