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It ends rather abruptly inbut in all honesty you’re ready for it to end.
Vera herself abandoned Oxford Vera Brittain’s bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her actual diaries-which have far greater oyuth and immediacy than the book extracted from them.
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 interaction between the author and her love is via their letters.
Trivia About Chronicle of Yout A great follow up to Testament of Youth. Retrieved 16 March For the feature film, see Testament of Youth film.
She’s a bit of a romantic idealist; discussing feminism and bfittain of immortality. Megan rated it it was amazing Feb 28, It covers the beginning of her career in journalism, writing for Time and Tide and vfra for the League of Nations. Beginning with JanuaryVera’s life is quite golden.
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. Lists with This Book.
Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain
Being a diary made it very immediate and real because she didn’t know the tragedies to come. I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more sucked in the diary than I thought it would. Preview — Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain.
This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two close friends and finally her only brother. A heartbreaking insight into the hopes, fears and sorrows of a young girl fated to lose all she loved in the cruelty of WWI. Sep 06, Rochelle rated it it was off Shelves: She stoppped writting regulalrly by the end.
Entries are to the point, and subject of most entries very interesting though not very funny. And letters from the World War I front are still only letters whether read days after they were written, or one hundred years later. Rachel Thomas rated it it was amazing Jun 30, It started bittain, but you get sucked into Brittain’s writing before you know it. To ask other readers questions about Brittajn of Youthplease sign up.
Chronicle of Youth
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.
A bit bruttain going at times as it was written for herself rather than an audience but very interesting all the same. I’m looking forward to reading the full text of the letters soon. Terry Wylie rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917
Written in London, Malta, and France, they capture all the war’s horrors and Brittain’s emergence as a committed pacifist. I love reading people’s diaries, and as invested as I am in Brittain’s story, this was a great and sometimes painful read. This was a very long book that kind of dragged on. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Charlotte Dollin chroniccle it it was amazing Jan 21, Open Preview See a Problem? Therese rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Bgittain looks at early versions of the book in the wake of the new film adaptation.
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Simrun Samra rated it it was amazing Sep 24, brrittain Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar 15, Kirsty rated it really liked it May 07, December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Between these two books comes Testament of Friendship published inwhich is essentially a memoir of Brittain’s close colleague and friend Winifred Holtby.
After the death 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”. 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. Andrew rated it really liked it Sep 15, Books by Vera Brittain.
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, Vera ver abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded-including German POWs.