The Return of the Soldier Book
Score: 4
From 34 Ratings

The Return of the Soldier


  • Author : Rebecca West
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770482203

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The Return of the Soldier Book Description :

The Return of the Soldier tells the story of a shell-shocked soldier who returns home from the First World War believing that he is in love with a working-class woman from his past, rather than married to his aristocratic wife. His family and doctor must decide whether to allow him to remain safely in his delusion, or to bring him back to reality and return him to the front. A brief novel with a seemingly simple plot, it is a classic of modernist literature and provides a point of entry into discussions of some of the twentieth century's most enduring themes. Appendices include textual variants, patriotic and antiwar verse from World War I, war journalism by West, contemporary paintings and propaganda posters, and material on shell-shock.

The Return of the Soldier Book
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

The Return of the Soldier


  • Author : Rebecca West
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551115122

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The Return of the Soldier Book Description :

The Return of the Soldier tells the story of a shell-shocked soldier who returns home from the First World War believing that he is in love with a working-class woman from his past, rather than married to his aristocratic wife. His family and doctor must decide whether to allow him to remain safely in his delusion, or to bring him back to reality and return him to the front. A brief novel with a seemingly simple plot, it is a classic of modernist literature and provides a point of entry into discussions of some of the twentieth century’s most enduring themes. Appendices include textual variants, patriotic and antiwar verse from World War I, war journalism by West, contemporary paintings and propaganda posters, and material on shell-shock.

The Return of the Soldier Book

The Return of the Soldier


  • Author : Rebecca West
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release Date : 101-01-01
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 :

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The Return of the Soldier Book Description :

"Come here, Jenny. I'm going to dry my hair." And when I looked again I saw that her golden hair was all about her shoulders and that she wore over her frock a little silken jacket trimmed with rosebuds. She looked so like a girl on a magazine cover that one expected to find a large "15 cents" somewhere attached to her person. She had taken Nanny's big basket-chair from its place by the high-chair, and was pushing it over to the middle window. "I always come in here when Emery has washed my hair. It's the sunniest room in the house. I wish Chris wouldn't have it kept as a nursery when there's no chance—" She sat down, swept her hair over the back of the chair into the sunlight, and held out to me her tortoiseshell hair-brush. "Give it a brush now and then, like a good soul; but be careful. Tortoise snaps so!"

The Soldier s Return Book
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

The Soldier s Return


  • Author : Melvyn Bragg
  • Publisher : Arcade Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 1559706392

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The Soldier s Return Book Description :

Deeply scarred by traumatic memories of World War II, soldier Sam Richardson returns home in 1946 and strives to manage changes in his family, which includes a young son who barely remembers him and a wife with a new sense of independence from her wartime job.

A Soldier s Return Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Soldier s Return


  • Author : RaeAnne Thayne
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488041778

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A Soldier s Return Book Description :

The Women of Brambleberry House are back! Returning home to Cannon Beach and living in Brambleberry House, a place where good things seemed destined to happen, had brought Melissa Fielding and her young daughter such joy. Perhaps it was no accident when the single mom “bumped” into Eli Sanderson, and discovered the handsome doctor was also back in town. The ex-soldier was still so captivating, but also more guarded. Was now the time to put old ghosts to rest?

Soldier from the War Returning Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Soldier from the War Returning


  • Author : Thomas Childers
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 0618773681

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Soldier from the War Returning Book Description :

Intimate portraits of three families whose lives were adversely affected by World War II challenges popular misconceptions that the war's soldiers returned healthy and convinced that their service was in the world's best interest, in a revisionist account that reveals how veterans struggled with such debilitating challenges as PTSD, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelessness.

Soldier from the Wars Returning Book

Soldier from the Wars Returning


  • Author : Charles Carrington
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783460854

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Soldier from the Wars Returning Book Description :

Soldier from the Wars Returning is one of the truest, most profound and readable personal accounts of the Great War. The author waited nearly fifty years before writing it, and the perspective of history enhances its value. He writes only of the battles in which he participated (including the Somme and Passchendaele), though his comments on affairs beyond his knowledge at the time, through later study and reflection, are pungent and stimulating. Among other topics, he describes the politicians, the generals, Kitchener's Army, Hore-Belisha, German gas attacks, Picardy, dug-outs, tanks, the sex-life of the soldier, scrounging. trench kits and the censoring of letters. The author saw the First World War from below, as a fighting soldier in a line regiment. In the Second World War he served as a staff officer liaising between the Army and the RAF; serving two tours at RAF Bomber Command HQ at High Wycombe. This equipped him to draw forthright comparisons between the conduct of the two wars.

Soldier Box Book

Soldier Box


  • Author : Joe Glenton
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781680926

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Soldier Box Book Description :

A brave, moving account of a soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan When the War on Terror began, Joe Glenton signed up to serve his nation. He passed through basic training and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. What he saw overseas left him disillusioned, and he returned manifesting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Refusing a second tour, he went AWOL and left the country, but returned voluntarily to fight his case, with the military accusing him of desertion. Despite being threatened with years in prison, he continued to speak out and won the support of many of his fellow soldiers. Unsparingly honest and powerfully written, Glenton’s account of his personal war against an unjust occupation is the true story of an ordinary soldier standing up for his convictions, refusing to take part in a pointless conflict, and taking on the military establishment.

The Soldier s Wife Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Soldier s Wife


  • Author : Joanna Trollope
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451672527

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The Soldier s Wife Book Description :

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LOVE AND DUTY COLLIDE? DAN RILEY IS A MAJOR IN THE BRITISH ARMY. After a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young daughters he adores. He’s up for promotion and his ex-Army grandfather and father couldn’t be prouder. The Rileys are united in support of Dan’s passion for his career. But are they really? His wife, Alexa, has been offered a good teaching job she can’t take because the Army may move the family at any time. Her daughter Isabel hates her boarding school—the only good educational option for Army families—and starts running away. And Dan spends all his time on the base, unable to break the strong bonds forged with his friends in battle. Soon everyone who knows the Rileys is trying to help them save their marriage, but it’s up to Alexa to decide if she can sacrifice her needs and those of her family to support Dan’s commitment to his work. With her trademark intelligence and grace, Joanna Trollope illuminates the complexities of modern life in this story of a family striving to balance duty and ambition.

The Return of the Soldier Book

The Return of the Soldier


  • Author : Rebecca West
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2019-06-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4057664169679

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The Return of the Soldier Book Description :

The Return of the Soldier recounts the return of the shell shocked Captain Chris Baldry from the trenches of the First World War from the perspective of his cousin Jenny. The novel grapples with the soldier's return from World War I with mental trauma and its effects on the family, and sheds light on their fraught relationships. The successful treatment of the traumatised returned soldier is a fundamental element of The Return of the Soldier. Unlike Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway and Dorothy L. Sayers' The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, this novel lends certain optimism that the soldier can be reintegrated into society. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name in 1982. Excerpt: "That day its beauty was an affront to me, because, like most Englishwomen of my time, I was wishing for the return of a soldier. Disregarding the national interest and everything else except the keen prehensile gesture of our hearts toward him, I wanted to snatch my Cousin Christopher from the wars and seal him in this green pleasantness his wife and I now looked upon. Of late I had had bad dreams about him. By nights I saw Chris running across the brown rottenness of No-Man's-Land…"