Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 – 29 March 1970) was an English writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth, recounting her experiences during World War I and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.
Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Brittain was the daughter of a well-to-do family that owned paper mills in ... more »
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''Meek wifehood is no part of my profession;Vera Brittain (1896-1970), British author, pacifist. Married Love.
I am your friend, but never your possession.''
I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while ...Vera Brittain (1893-1970), British author. Quoted in Jilly Cooper and Tom Hartman, Violets and Vinegar, "The Battle Done," (1980).
''Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.''Vera Brittain (1896-1970), British author, pacifist. The Rebel Passion, ch. 1 (1964).
At no previous period has mankind been faced by a half-century which so paradoxically united violence and progress. Its greater and lesser wars and long series of major assassinations have been strang...Vera Brittain (1893-1970), British author. The Rebel Passion, ch. 12 (1964).
All that a pacifist can undertakebut it is a very great dealis to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rul...Vera Brittain (1896-1970), British author, pacifist. repr. In Wartime Chronicle: Vera Brittain's Diary 1939-1945 (1989). "What Can We Do In Wartime?" ...
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