Her Privates We

Her Privates We

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/09/2013
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Synopsis

First published privately in 1929 as The Middle Parts of Fortune, Her Privates We is 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 We was 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.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781846687877
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 190g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm

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