Title Profile & Character Information

Regeneration

Annotation
 "The trilogy is trying to tell something about the parts of war that don't get into the official accounts" –Pat Barker

The first book of the Regeneration Trilogy and a Booker Prize nominee
 
In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.
 
One of the most amazing feats of fiction of our time,Regnerationhas been hailed by critics across the globe.  As August 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, this book is as timely and relevant as ever.


Characters
NameRivers, William
GenderMale
OccupationsPsychologist
 Neurologist
 Army captain

NameSassoon, Siegfried
GenderMale
OccupationMilitary officer
TraitsEnglish
War hero

GenreAnti-war
War
Historical
Psychological
Biographical
Fiction
TopicsWorld War I
Effects of war
Shell shock
Psychological trauma
SettingEdinburgh, Scotland
Psychiatric hospital
Craiglockhart War Hospital


Series
  The Regeneration trilogy
1Regeneration
2The Eye in the door
3The Ghost road