This thesis analyses Billy Prior, the main fictional character in Pat
Barker’s Regeneration trilogy, a young man who does not know any
boundaries and who challenges the concepts and ideas that had been
the foundations of his society until the beginning of the XXth century.
Authority, sex, class divisions, gender roles and the war are the main
areas of discussion. This work examines also the dialogue between
Modernism and Postmodernism, the cultural context when the novels
are set and written respectively. Of great importance too is the analysis
of the trilogy as an example of the genre historical novel and of the use
Pat Barker does of intertextuality.