Her Privates We by Frederic Manning

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.

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Her Privates We (Serpent's Tail Classics) Paperback 2923634 $7.88 $2.00 2013
Her Privates We Paperback 3086550 $5.05 2013
Her Privates We Paperback 745047 $4.13 2013
Her Privates We Hardcover 7212586 $2.99
Her Privates We Paperback 2173269 $9.65 $1.08 1999
HER PRIVATES WE - BY PRIVATE 19022 Introduction by Edmund Blunden Hardcover 10666463 $47.07 1964
Her Privates We Kindle Edition 568512 2018
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Her Privates We Paperback 2841818 $8.95 $6.00 2019
By Manning, Frederic [ [ Her Privates We ] ] Nov-2013[ Paperback ] Paperback 17431665 $26.93 2013
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