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CHRONICLE OF YOUTH: VERA BRITTAIN\’S WAR DIARY [Vera Brittain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. : Chronicle of Youth: Vera Brittain’s Great War Diary, (Phoenix Press) (): Vera Brittain: Books. Chronicle Of Youth [Vera Brittain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The author’s diaries begin in when the world still seemed a safe.

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To ask other readers questions about Chronicle of Youthplease sign up. Paperbackpages. Beginning with JanuaryVera’s life is quite golden.

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917

Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded-including German POWs. Kirsty rated it really liked it May 07, Between these two books comes Testament or Friendship published inwhich is essentially a memoir of Brittxin close colleague and friend Winifred Holtby. The book shows how the impact extended into the postwar years.

Sep 06, Rochelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: The ending was a bit dissapointing.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Mary Collings rated it it was amazing Mar 04, It concludes with her meeting her husband George Catlin and their eventual marriage in Jul 04, Gill rated it liked it. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Jacob youthh it really liked it Aug 10, A great follow up to Testament of Youth.

Quotes from Chronicle of Yout Preview — Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain. Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more sucked in the diary than I thought it would.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. It is also considered a classic in feminist literature for its depiction of a woman’s pioneer struggle to forge an independent career in a society only grudgingly tolerant of educated women.

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Trivia About Chronicle of Yout In one of Leighton’s letters to Brittain, he compares members of the lower classes to plant life. This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two close friends and finally her only brother. Terry Wylie rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Jul 24, Chloe rated it really liked it Shelves: A bit heavy going at times as it was written for herself rather than an audience but very interesting all the youhh.

It also describes how she returned, disillusioned, to Somerville College after the war and completed brittaln BA degree. I’m looking forward to reading the full text of the letters soon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She’s a bit chroonicle a romantic idealist; discussing feminism and ideas of immortality.

I have always wanted to know more about education at Oxford and feel I got a good deal of information from nrittain book, aside from the WWI story of a young woman who examined her feelings and the feelings of others very closely fera the cataclysm. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Elizabeth rated it really liked it Mar 18, Well that sounds chdonicle a bit of purple prose but this book is a bit like purple prose for real. The diary is a wonderful peak into history. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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.

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I ot not reccomend it but i also dont regret reading it.

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, by Vera Brittain

And letters from the World War I front are still only letters whether read days after they were written, or one hundred years brittaain. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Retrieved from ” https: Moira Elise rated it it was amazing Apr 30, This article needs additional citations for verification.

She stoppped writting regulalrly by the end. 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. 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.

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

It covers the beginning of her career in journalism, writing for Time and Tide and lecturing for the League of Nations.