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Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain
The War Diary, 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.
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. Paperbackpages. Published October 1st by Phoenix first published September 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917
Lists with This Oyuth. This is it–the book I’d been chrnoicle 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 brittainn between the author and her love is via their letters. And letters from the Worl 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.
And letters from the World War I front are still only letters whether read days after they were written, or one hundred years later. Feb 21, Diane Dreher rated it it was amazing. 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. Jul 24, Chloe rated it really chronicld it Shelves: 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 Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir. I’m looking forward to reading the full text of the letters soon. 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.
In one of Leighton’s letters to Brittain, he compares members of the lower classes to plant life. The democracy of war! Sep 06, Rochelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have always wanted to know more 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. Sep 28, Susan Grimshaw rated it it was amazing.
A heartbreaking insight into the hopes, fears and sorrows of a young girl fated to lose all she loved in the cruelty of WWI. Beginning with JanuaryVera’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” earlysays it all. This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two It is fascinating.
This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two close friends and finally her only brother. The diary is a wonderful peak into history.
As for the writing itself, I appreciate her summaries very much. Entries are to the point, and subject of most entries very interesting though not very funny.
Vera is a brilliant narrator, though you do realize early on that her brilliance must’ve been exhausting. She draws you into her world and illustrating very cleverly the atmosphere that was England at that period.
After the yuoth of her fiance, she becomes very critical and rightfully so depressing; as if for the first time she realizes exactly what this war was about and “all that France is”. It ends rather abruptly inbut in all honesty you’re ready for it to end.
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 knowing what was to come. I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more sucked in the diary than I thought it would. I’m not sure th 3. Jul 04, Gill rated it liked it. A bit heavy going at times as it was written for herself rather than an britrain but very interesting all the same.
Being a diary made it very immediate and real because she didn’t know the tragedies to come. It started slow, but you get sucked into Brittain’s writing before you know it.
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Apr 17, Deborah rated it liked it. I think I would have fallen in love with this book had I read it first as a teenager. 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. Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar 15, Kirsty rated it really liked it May 07, Terry Wylie rated it it was amazing Apr chroicle, Therese rated chroniicle it was amazing Jul 13, Charlotte Dollin rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Megan rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Mar 18, Andrew rated it really liked it Sep 15, Simrun Samra rated it it was amazing Veraa 24, Jj rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Mary Collings rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Johanne rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Jacob rated it really liked it Aug 10, Mackay rated it really liked it Dec 06, Rachel Thomas rated it chgonicle was amazing Jun 30, Rebecca Leclair rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Moira Elise rated it it was amazing Apr 30, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Vera Mary Brittain was a British writer and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling memoir Testament of Youthrecounting her experiences during World War I and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism. Books by Vera Brittain. Trivia About Chronicle of Yout No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Chronicle of Yout Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.