The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

"The Return of the Soldier" is a poignant story set during World War I, revolving around a British soldier suffering from shell shock-induced amnesia. Upon his return home, he does not remember his wife or his comfortable life of privilege, but instead, recalls his first love and the modest past they shared. The narrative explores the complex dynamics and emotional turmoil experienced by the soldier, his wife, his cousin, and his former sweetheart as they grapple with the consequences of war, memory, and class distinctions.

The 1177th greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 312

Since this book was first published in 1918, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 312.0.

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