Her Privates We

Posted on centenarynews.com on 18 July 2014
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Author: Frederic Manning
Publication Date: 12 September 2013

Publisher's Description: 'A new edition of a classic First World War novel, a brilliant and bitter picture of human conflict.

First published privately in 1929 asThe Middle Parts of Fortune,Her Privates Weis the novel of the Battle of the Somme told from the perspective of Bourne, an ordinary private. A raw and shockingly honest portrait of men engaged in war, 'that peculiarly human activity', the original edition was subject to 'prunings and excisions' because the bluntness of language was thought to make the book unfit for public distribution. This edition restores them.An undisputed classic of war writing and a lasting tribute to all who participated in the war,Her Privates Wewas originally published as written by'Private 19022'. Championed by Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, TS Eliot and TE Lawrence, it has become recognised as a classic in the seventy years since its first publication. Now republished, with an introduction by William Boyd, it will again amaze a new generation of readers with its depiction of the horror, the ordinariness and the humanity of war.'

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