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Regeneration

by Pat Barker

Plume | June 21, 1993 | Trade Paperback

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 "The trilogy is trying to tell something about the parts of war that don''t get into the official accounts" –Pat Barker

The first book of the Regeneration Trilogy and a Booker Prize nominee
 
In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon''s "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man''s mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.
 
One of the most amazing feats of fiction of our time, Regneration has been hailed by critics across the globe.  As August 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, this book is as timely and relevant as ever.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 21, 1993

Publisher: Plume

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452270073

ISBN - 13: 9780452270077

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Regeneration

Regeneration

by Pat Barker

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 21, 1993

Publisher: Plume

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452270073

ISBN - 13: 9780452270077

From the Publisher

 "The trilogy is trying to tell something about the parts of war that don''t get into the official accounts" –Pat Barker

The first book of the Regeneration Trilogy and a Booker Prize nominee
 
In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon''s "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man''s mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.
 
One of the most amazing feats of fiction of our time, Regneration has been hailed by critics across the globe.  As August 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, this book is as timely and relevant as ever.

About the Author

PAT BARKER has earned a place in the first rank of contemporary British writers with such novels as Union Street, Regeneration (shortlisted for Britain''s prestigious Booker Prize and chosen by the New York Times as one of the four best novels of 1992), The Eye in the Door (winner of the 1993 Guardian fiction prize), and The Ghost Road (winner of the 1995 Booker Prize). The latter three novels are available in Dutton hardcover and Plume paperback editions. Pat Barker lives in Durham, England.

From Our Editors

After witnessing the often inane brutality of the First World War, a British officer makes a conscious decision to stop fighting. While this may seem logical and sane to someone who isn't in the army, the war machine has little tolerance for conscientious objectors and pacifists. The officer finds himself subjected to tests, rehabilitation methods and other brutal treatments that are supposed to make him 'well' again. Combining real-life events and people, Pat Barker demonstrates the insanity of war, the politics of class and the brutality of 'fixing' someone who's not quite right. Regeneration will challenge your safe notions of what normal is and how important it is to be accepted.
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