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Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917 By Vera Brittain Alan (Ed.) Bishop Alan Bishop Chronicle of Youth The War Diary Vera Brittain s bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her actual diaries which have far greater intimacy and immediacy than the book extracted from them Beginning in the carefree summer of

  • Title: Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917
  • Author: Vera Brittain Alan (Ed.) Bishop Alan Bishop
  • ISBN: 9781842125427
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917 By Vera Brittain Alan (Ed.) Bishop Alan Bishop Vera Brittain s bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her actual diaries which have far greater intimacy and immediacy than the book extracted from them Beginning in the carefree summer of 1913, she follows the shocking onset of war, and the tragic loss of her brother, her fianc , and most of their young set in the horror that was WWI Vera herself abandoned OxfordVera Brittain s bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her actual diaries which have far greater intimacy and immediacy than the book extracted from them Beginning in the carefree summer of 1913, she follows the shocking onset of war, and the tragic loss of her brother, her fianc , and most of their young set in the horror that was WWI Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded including German POWs Written in London, Malta, and France, they capture all the war s horrors and Brittain s emergence as a committed pacifist One of the rare books which are a landmark for a whole generation Times Literary Supplement.
    Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917 By Vera Brittain Alan (Ed.) Bishop Alan Bishop

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    1. Kate on said:

      This is one of only two books that i have ever cried at An insight into early 20th century Britain during war.A superb read, highly reccommended.

    2. Donnell on said:

      This is it the book I d been searching for that would express World War I as it was felt by romantic young people meeting death on the verge of life Well that sounds like a bit of purple prose but this book is a bit like purple prose for real Beyond that, its almost like an interactive role playing game where the reader has almost virtually the same romantic experience as the author because much of the interaction between the author and her love is via their letters And letters from the World Wa [...]

    3. Diane Dreher on said:

      Very moving account of Vera Brittain s life during WW I, her hopes, her dreams, her love and tragic loss A great follow up to Testament of Youth.

    4. Chloe on said:

      Fantastic supplement to Brittain s memoir This gives you a better idea of what it was like living day to day during the first two or so years of the war Poor girl, the waiting and waiting and waiting to hear back from loved ones on the Front, with letters arriving days after being sent out, was clearly unbearably agonizing I love reading people s diaries, and as invested as I am in Brittain s story, this was a great and sometimes painful read I m looking forward to reading the full text of the l [...]

    5. Rochelle on said:

      I have always wanted to know about education at Oxford and feel I got a good deal of information from this book, aside from the WWI story of a young woman who examined her feelings and the feelings of others very closely during the cataclysm.

    6. Breezy on said:

      It is fascinating To hear the stark contrast of pre WWI England vs war time England is awesomely depressing Beginning with January 1913, Vera s life is quite golden She s a bit of a romantic idealist discussing feminism and ideas of immortality Her disbelief in the destruction of a cathedral in Belgium the whole world mourns at the loss of such historical beauty and art early 1914 , says it all This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two close frien [...]

    7. Sareene on said:

      3.5 rated down Having read _Testament of Youth_ this was a bit redundant to me However, it was interesting to read the day to day reality of an Edwardian, middle class, young woman struggling to find a feminist identity Even though the constant Beloved language when discussing Roland reminded me a teenager s diary, I was still nervous as I got closer to December 1915 knowing what was to come I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got sucked in the diary than I thought it would I m not sure this is a nec [...]

    8. Gill on said:

      A bit heavy going at times as it was written for herself rather than an audience but very interesting all the same Being a diary made it very immediate and real because she didn t know the tragedies to come.

    9. Sarah on said:

      It started slow, but you get sucked into Brittain s writing before you know it.

    10. Deborah on said:

      Very affecting I think I would have fallen in love with this book had I read it first as a teenager.

    11. Michelle Muench on said:

      This was a very long book that kind of dragged on I would not reccomend it but i also dont regret reading it The ending was a bit dissapointing She stoppped writting regulalrly by the end.

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