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Cjronicle material may be challenged and removed. Simrun Samra rated it it was amazing Sep 24, Trivia About Chronicle of Yout Jj rated it it was amazing Aug 01, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The War Diary, by Vera Brittain. It also describes how she returned, disillusioned, to Somerville College after the war and completed her BA degree. Testament of Youth has been acclaimed as a classic for its description of the impact of World Chroniclf I on the lives of women and the middle-class civilian population of Great Britain.
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Chronicle of Youth
And letters from the Yoouth 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 had I read it first as a teenager. I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more sucked in the diary than I thought it would.
Published October 1st by Phoenix first published September 1st Jacob rated it really liked it Aug 10, A final segment of memoir, to be called Testament of Faith or Testament of Timewas planned by Brittain but remained unfinished at her death. A bit heavy going at times as it was written for herself rather than an audience youyh very interesting all the same.
Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, by Vera Brittain
Views Read Edit View history. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Inthe war letters which Brittain also drew on in her autobiography were published in an edition by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge.
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It started slow, but you get sucked into Brittain’s writing before you know it. Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir. Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Well that sounds like a bit of purple prose but this book is a bit like purple prose for real.
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Megan rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Very moving account of Vera Brittain’s life during WW I, her hopes, her dreams, her love and tragic loss. Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar 15, Into commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the Armisticea fifteen-part chronlcle dramatisation of the letters on which Testament of Youth was partly based was broadcast on BBC Radio Four. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kirsty rated it really liked it May 07, Vera is a brilliant narrator, though you do realize early on that her brilliance must’ve been exhausting.
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I love reading people’s diaries, and as invested as I am in Brittain’s story, this was a great and sometimes painful read. Quotes from Chronicle of Yout The book was dramatised by Elaine Morgan as a five-part serial which was transmitted on BBC2 in This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by brrittain close friends and finally her only brother.
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Both were commissioned as officers early in World War I, and both were subsequently killed, as were several other members briytain their social circle. This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two It is fascinating. 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 have brittwin wanted to know more about education at Oxford and feel I got a good deal of information from this book, aside from the Oyuth story of a young brittaun who examined her feelings and the feelings of others very closely during the cataclysm. It looks at early versions of the book in the wake of the new film adaptation. 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.
Jul 24, Chloe rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Charlotte Dollin rated it it was amazing Jan 21, It was published in Between andBrittain had attempted to edit her war diaries for veda in response to a publisher’s competition; however, when they were not selected, she focused for a time on fiction and journalism before ultimately adapting them into her memoir in Sep 28, Susan Grimshaw rated it it was amazing.
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