The Vera Wright Trilogy

The Vera Wright Trilogy

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Baker & Taylor
During World War II, Vera, a nurse in an English military hospital, becomes pregnant after falling in with a doctor and his wife and is soon left to fend for herself, forcing her to leave her mentor, Nurse Ramsden, and start a new life as a psychologist, where she bears a second child, marries, and has an affair with another woman, in this trilogy by the critically acclaimed Australian writer. Original.

Norton Pub
This moving masterpiece by one of Australia’s leading novelists—now in its entirety—inaugurates Persea’s series of Elizabeth Jolley revivals.
Set in 1940s wartime England, the trilogy follows young Vera, who leaves her cultivated Midlands home to become a nurse in a military hospital and is catapulted into adulthood through unorthodox love entanglements with both men and women, two illegitimate children, and finally emigration to Australia, where, from her new vantage point—now a doctor and writer—she looks back on her life’s journey. Combining the beauty of Virginia Woolf with the spare, heartbreaking insightfulness of Jean Rhys, the trilogy is both a literary tour de force and an accessible, universal portrait of a woman in search of sustaining love.The concluding volume, The Georges’ Wife, is published here for the first time in the US. The first two volumes have long been out of print. North American readers can now experience “the most ambitious and accomplished work in Jolley’s oeuvre” (J. M. Coetzee).

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Set in 1940s wartime England, the trilogy follows young Vera, who leaves her cultivated Midlands home to become a nurse in a military hospital and is catapulted into adulthood through unorthodox love entanglements with both men and women, two illegitimate children, and finally emigration to Australia, where, from her new vantage point--now a doctor and writer--she looks back on her life's journey.

Publisher: New York : Persea Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780892553525
Branch Call Number: FIC JOL
Characteristics: 552 p. ;,21 cm.

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