Why this book?
This superbly written suite of novels does what far too few books about the war does: it brings alive not just those who fought this terrible conflict, but those who were brave enough to oppose it, and who suffered greatly for their pains. The middle volume is loosely based on the case of the imprisoned British pacifist Alice Wheeldon.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
"Calls to mind such early moderns as Hemingway and Fitzgerald...Some of the most powerful antiwar literature in modern English fiction."-The Boston Globe
The first book of the Regeneration Trilogy-a Booker Prize nominee and one of Entertainment Weekly's 100 All-Time Greatest Novels.
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…