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Barker, Pat, 1943-

Regenerationis Pat Barker's classic, Man Booker Prize-nominated novel of World War I and trauma. Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, 1917, and army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. Rivers's job is to make the men in his charge healthy enough to fight. Yet the closer he gets to mending his patients' minds the harder becomes every decision to send them back to the horrors of the front. Pat Barker'sRegenerationis the classic exploration of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young men. This is the first novel in Pat Barker's Man Booker Prize-winning Regeneration Trilogy. 'A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle' Peter Kemp,Sunday Times 'A vivid evocation of the agony of the First World War and a multi-layered exploration of all wars. A fine anthem for doomed youth'Time Out 'A novel of tremendous power' Margaret Forster 'Unforgettable'Sunday Telegraph 'One of the strongest and most interesting novelists of her generation'Guardian Other titles in the trilogy:The Eye in the DoorThe Ghost Road

Book. English. Historical fiction.
Published London: Penguin, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Pat Barker
ISBN: 0141030933, 9780141030937
Note: Originally published: 1991.
Physical Description: 251 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: The regeneration triology ; bk. 1
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Fiction.; Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967 Fiction.; War neuroses Fiction.; Rivers, W. H. R. (William Halse Rivers), 1864-1922 Fiction.
Series Title: The regeneration triology ; bk. 1

Author note

Pat Barker was born in 1943. She is the author ofUnion Street, Blow your House Down, The Century's Daughter, The Man Who Wasn't There,the Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the DoorandThe Ghost Road),Another World,Border Crossing,Double Vision, and the Life Class Trilogy(Life Class, Toby's RoomandNoonday). Pat Barker lives in Durham.


A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle
Sunday Times