The regeneration trilogy - Pat Barker

Jacket Image
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780241969144
Published:
27 Feb 2014
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Dimensions:
902 pages: 198 x 129 x 38mm

The Regeneration Trilogy is Pat Barker's sweeping masterpiece of British historical fiction.

1917, Scotland. At Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland, army psychiatrist William Rivers treats shell-shocked soldiers before sending them back to the front. In his care are poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, and Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. . .

Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road follow the stories of these men until the last months of the war. Widely acclaimed and admired, Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy paints with moving detail the far-reaching consequences of a conflict which decimated a generation.

'Harrowing, original, delicate and unforgettable' Independent

'A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians. Constantly surprising and formally superb' A. S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph

'One of the few real masterpieces of late twentieth-century British fiction' Jonathan Coe

Contents: Regeneration. Originally published: London: Viking 1992 -- The eye in the door. Originally published: London Viking, 1993 -- The ghost road. Originally published: London Viking, 1995

Pat Barker was born in Yorkshire and began her literary career in her forties, when she took a short writing course taught by Angela Carter. Encouraged by Carter to continue writing and exploring the lives of working class women, she sent her fiction out to publishers. Thirty-five years later, she has published fifteen novels, including her masterful Regeneration Trilogy, been made a CBE for services to literature, and won awards including the Guardian Fiction Prize and the UK's highest literary honour, the Booker Prize. She lives in Durham and her new novel, The Silence of the Girls, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in August 2018.