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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241970768
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $21.00

Regeneration

Penguin Essentials




The poets and soldiers Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen are dispatched to Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland in 1917. There, army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating brutalised, shell-shocked men.

Regeneration by Pat Barker is a classic exploration of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young - published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
'I just don't think our war aims - whatever they may be - and we don't know - justify this level of slaughter.'

The poets and soldiers Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen are dispatched to Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland in 1917. There, army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating brutalised, shell-shocked men. It is Rivers' job to fix these men and make them ready to fight again. As a witness to the traumas they have endured, can he in all conscience send them back to the horrors of the trenches?

  • Pub date: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241970768
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $21.00

About the Author

Pat Barker

Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration (1991), The Eye in the Door (1993) and The Ghost Road (1995), which won the Booker Prize, as well as the more recent novels Border Crossing and Double Vision. She lives in Durham.

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