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And letters from the World War I front are still only letters whether read days after they were written, or one hundred years later. The democracy od war!
She draws you into her world and illustrating very cleverly the atmosphere that was England at that period. In one of Leighton’s letters to Brittain, he compares members of the lower classes to plant life. I would not reccomend it but i also dont regret reading it.
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. Brittain’s memoir continues with Testament of Experiencepublished inand encompassing the years — The book was dramatised by Elaine Morgan as a five-part serial which was transmitted on BBC2 in Rebecca Leclair rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Only then did she decide to write her own personal story, putting her experiences in the wider historic and social context.
Andrew rated it really liked it Sep 15, The book shows how the impact extended into the postwar years. The diary is a wonderful peak into history.
Inthe war letters which Brittain also drew on in her autobiography were published in an edition by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge.
Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917
However, it was interesting to read the day-to-day reality of an Edwardian, middle-class, young woman struggling to chronic,e a feminist identity.
Brittain and Leighton come across as being completely unaware of their class, and as a reader it’s easy to forget how privileged they were, but some times it comes across in bits and pieces.
I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more cnronicle in the diary than I thought it would. She’s a bit of a romantic idealist; discussing feminism and ideas of immortality. I’m looking forward to reading the full text of Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir.
In the foreword, Brittain describes how she originally intended to write of her experiences as a novel but was unable to achieve the necessary objective distance from her subject. Moira Elise rated it it was amazing Apr 30, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Terry Wylie rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Retrieved 16 March Rachel Thomas rated it it was amazing Jun 30, As for the writing itself, I appreciate her summaries very much.
Charlotte Dollin rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Entries are to the point, and subject of most entries very interesting though not very funny. Books by Vera Brittain. Jj rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Views Read Edit View history. Preview — Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain.
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A heartbreaking insight into the hopes, fears and sorrows of a young girl fated to lose all she loved in the cruelty of WWI. This was a very long book that kind of dragged on. I’m looking forward to reading the full text of the letters soon. Therese rated it it was amazing Jul 13, It was published in She then tried to publish her original diary from the war years but with all names fictionalised.
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This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat It also describes how she returned, disillusioned, to Somerville College after the war and completed her BA degree. 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 knowing what was to come.
Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain
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. Vera herself abandoned Oxford 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.
Her disbelief in the destruction of a cathedral in Belgium – “the whole world mourns at the loss of such historical beauty and art” earlysays it all. I think I would have fallen in love with this book had I read it first as a teenager.