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Bostridge, Mark

Overview
Works: 26 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 4,721 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  History  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Personal correspondence  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6003.R385, 828.91209
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Most widely held works by Mark Bostridge
Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon by Bostridge( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common soldier's savior, the standard-bearer of modern nursing, a pioneering social reformer: Florence Nightingale belongs to that select band of historical characters who are instantly recognizable. Home-schooled, bound for the life of an educated Victorian lady, Nightingale scandalized her family when she found her calling as a nurse, a thoroughly unsuitable profession for a woman of her class. As the "Lady with the Lamp," ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal. In the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in more than fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character. Disentangling elements of myth from the reality, Bostridge has written a vivid and readable account of one of the most iconic figures in modern history.--From publisher description
Letters from a lost generation : the First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends, Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey Thurlow by Vera Brittain( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poignant work collects letters written from 1913 to 1918 between Vera Brittain and four young men - her fiance Roland Leighton, her younger brother Edward, and their two close friends, Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow - who were killed in World War I. While this correspondence inspired Testament of Youth, Brittain's classic memoir of her wartime experiences, most of the letters are published here for the first time
Vera Brittain : a life by Paul Berry( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full story of the catastrophic intrusion of war into Vera Brittain's early life. It throws new light on her ill-fated engagement to Roland Leighton and investigates the mystery of her brother's death. From Oxford in 1919 to Winifred Holtby's death in 1935, this reveals her as the cornerstone of Brittain's adult life. Brittain is most widely known as the woman who immortalized a lost generation in her haunting autobiography of the Great War
Lives for sale : biographers' tales( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography is well recognized as a peculiarly British vice. Here in this new anthology is a collection of essays, never published before, by some of the best biographers now writing. They tell of the ups and downs of life writing: of problems with families and friends of their subjects, and of shocking new discoveries. Essays in favour of biography, others that describe disenchantment with an attempt to capture another human being in the pages of a book. Published in the autumn of 2004--to coincide with the appearance of the most important British publishing enterprise of the new century to date, the New Dictionary of National Biography--Lives for Sale is full of amusing anecdotes and fascinating experiences retold by some of the masters of the form, including Claire Tomalin, Michael Holroyd, Fiona MacCarthy, Graham Robb, Ben Pimlott, Andrew Roberts, Hermione Lee, Richard Holmes, Antonia Fraser, as well as contributions from the rising generation
Vera Brittain and the First World War : the story of Testament of Youth by Mark Bostridge( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of her studies at Oxford when war broke out across Europe, Vera Brittain left university in 1915 to become a V.A.D (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse, treating soldiers in London, Malta and Etaples in France. The events of the First World War were to have an enormous impact on her life. Four of Brittain's closest friends including her fiancé Roland Leighton and her brother Edward Brittain MC were killed in action, sparking a lifelong commitment to pacifism. In 1933 she published Testament of Youth, the first of three books dealing with her experience of war
Florence Nightingale : the woman and her legend by Mark Bostridge( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in over fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw significant new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character. By disentangling elements of myth from the reality, Bostridge has written a vivid and readable account of one of the most iconic figures in modern British history."--Jacket
The fateful year : England 1914 by Mark Bostridge( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Fateful Year' tells the story of England in 1914. War with Germany, so often imagined and predicted, finally broke out when people were least prepared for it. Here, among a crowded cast of unforgettable characters are suffragettes, armed with axes, destroying works of art, schoolchildren going on strike in support of their teachers, and celebrity aviators thrilling spectators by looping the loop
Because you died : poetry and prose of the First World War and after by Vera Brittain( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testament of youth : an autobiographical study of the years 1900-1925 by Vera Brittain( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title tells one woman's unforgettable record of the First World War, 'Testament of Youth' is in spirit and impact as powerful a classic as 'All Quiet on the Western Front' and 'Goodbye to All That' - a haunting elegy for a lost generation
Bookmark( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Bronte was thought to have died unphotographed. But recently, photographs allegedly of Charlotte show a severe, formidable woman, and new biographies portray her as a jealous sister, spiteful daughter and sexual predator. These revelations have proved a shock for fans who see in Charlotte an idealised image of Victorian womanhood. This program searches for the real woman behind the disputed image
Britten's century : celebrating 100 years of Benjamin Britten by Nicholas Kenyon( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PREV SUPP/STOCK Summary Britten's Century considers various aspects of Britten's life and work. The book is written by biographers, performers and music critics. Here is a wealth of subject matter - Britten's operatic output, his orchestral works, his contribution to the revival of English song. Biographically, this book moves on beyond the relationship with Peter Pears and the salacious speculation about his infatuation with various boys, to a consideration of Britten's experience as a homosexual man living in a largely homophobic society. Another area here which is often overlooked is the view of Britten from outside the British Isles - the USA and Italy, where his operas have long been extremely popular
Britten's century : the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman and her legend by Mark Bostridge( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldier's saviour, the standard-bearer of modern nursing, a pioneering social reformer - and much else besides - Florence Nightingale belongs to that select band of historical characters who are instantly recognisable. This biography throws light on this extraordinary woman's life and character
Letters from a lost generation : the First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends by Vera Brittain( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If war spares me," wrote Vera Brittain to her brother, Edward, in 1916, "it will be my one aim to immortalize in a book the story of us four." Seventeen years later, Vera was to achieve her aim with the acclaimed Testament of Youth. This series of letters was the inspiration behind Testament. Written between Vera; her brother; her fiancé, Roland Leighton; and their two best friends, Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow, they give a unique perspective on the most horrifying conflict the world has ever seen. They show the heartbreaking disillusionment of an idealistic public-school generation, raised on ideas of patriotism and duty, as the reality of war emerged. Yet they also give a fascinating insight into the era as a whole: their generation's literary tastes and the place of women in society
Verses of a V.A.D by Vera Brittain( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from a lost generation by Mark Bostridge( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tales from many lands by Mark BOSTRIDGE( Book )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark tide by Vera Brittain( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bright, romantic and vivacious, Daphne Lethbridge is back at Oxford after a period of voluntary work. The First World War has ravaged Europe, but it has done nothing to daunt her spirit and she plunges headlong into the whirl of college dinners, debates and romances. Her enjoyment, though, is soured by her cynical contemporary Virginia Dennison, who spars with Daphne on every occasion. Beneath their surface civility seethes a deep enmity. Daphne seems to triumph over Virginia when she makes a brilliant marriage to a rising political star. But after they settle in London, she begins to realise the bitter truth of her marriage. It takes a chance encounter with her old enemy for her disillusionment to give way to a mature understanding of a woman's destiny and a woman's friendship
Honourable estate; a novel of transition by Vera Brittain( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel which attempts "to show how the women's revolution - one of the greatest in history - united with the struggle for other democratic ideals and the cataclysm of the War to alter the private destinies of individuals." The book covers three generations of marriages and women's lives from Victorian and Edwardian eras
Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testamen by Mark Bostridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon
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Letters from a lost generation : the First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends, Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey ThurlowVera Brittain : a lifeLives for sale : biographers' talesFlorence Nightingale : the woman and her legendBecause you died : poetry and prose of the First World War and afterTestament of youth : an autobiographical study of the years 1900-1925The woman and her legendThe dark tideHonourable estate; a novel of transition
Alternative Names
Mark Bostridge British writer

Mark Bostridge escritor británico

Languages
English (121)