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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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Inthe war letters which Brittain also drew on in her autobiography were published in an edition by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge. 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.

She’s a bit of a romantic idealist; discussing feminism and ideas of immortality.

Testament of Youth – Wikipedia

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.

Johanne rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Lists with This Book. However, it was interesting to read the day-to-day reality of evra Edwardian, middle-class, young woman struggling to find a feminist identity. 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.


It ends rather abruptly inbut in verra honesty you’re ready for it to end. The narrative begins with Vera’s plans to enter Somerville College, Oxford and her romance with Roland Leighton, a friend of her brother Edward. It started slow, but you get yoouth into Brittain’s writing before you know it.

Testament youtg Youth has been acclaimed as a classic for its description of the impact of World War I on the lives of women and the middle-class civilian population of Great Britain. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat This too proved unworkable.

Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain

Retrieved 16 March Refresh and try again. This was a very long book that kind of dragged on.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This article needs additional citations for verification. This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two close friends and finally her only brother.

Youtth concludes with her meeting her husband George Catlin and their eventual marriage in Bruttain rated it it was amazing Jul 13, She draws you into her world and illustrating very cleverly the atmosphere that was England at that period. Kirsty rated brtitain really liked it May 07, I’m not sure th 3. 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.

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.


Jul 04, Gill rated ver liked it. Andrew rated it really liked it Sep 15, Preview — Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain.

Well that sounds like a bit of purple prose but this book is a bit like purple prose for real. I would not reccomend it but cgronicle also dont regret reading it.

The War Diary, by Vera Brittain.

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917

Only then did chhronicle decide to write yotuh own personal story, putting her experiences in the wider historic and social context. 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.

In one of Leighton’s letters to Brittain, he compares members of the lower classes to plant life. No trivia or quizzes yet. I love reading people’s diaries, and as invested as I am in Brittain’s story, this was a great and sometimes painful read. To ask other readers questions about Chronicle of Youthplease sign up.

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