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Kirsty rated it really liked it May 07, Both were commissioned as officers early in World War I, and both were subsequently killed, as were several other members of their social circle. The ending was a bit dissapointing.

Chronicle of Youth

This gives you a better idea of what it was like living day-to-day during the first two or so years of the fhronicle. It covers the beginning of her career in journalism, writing for Time and Tide and lecturing for the League of Nations. Written in London, Malta, and France, they capture all the war’s horrors and Brittain’s emergence as a committed pacifist.

The narrative begins with Vera’s plans to enter Somerville Uouth, Oxford and her romance with Roland Leighton, a friend of her brother Edward. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Preview — Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain. Beginning with JanuaryVera’s life is quite golden.

It was published in This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Testament of Youth is the first instalment, covering —, in the memoir of Vera Brittain — Between these two books comes Testament of Friendship published inwhich is essentially a memoir of Brittain’s close colleague and friend Winifred Holtby. Refresh and try again. Testament of 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.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Vera is a brilliant narrator, though you do realize early on that her brilliance must’ve been exhausting. Published October 1st by Phoenix first published Od 1st This too proved unworkable. Trivia About Chronicle of Yout For the feature film, see Testament of Youth film. Views Read Edit View history.

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In one of Leighton’s letters to Brittain, he compares members of the lower classes to plant life. This was a very long book that kind of dragged on. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the Brittaim tending the wounded-including German POWs.

Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar chronivle, Between andBrittain had attempted to edit her war diaries for publication 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 To ask other readers questions about Chronicle of Youthplease sign up.

Megan rated it it was amazing Feb 28, She then tried to publish her original diary from the war years but with all names fictionalised.

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Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, by Vera Brittain

Open Preview See a Problem? Jacob rated it really liked it Aug 10, I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more sucked in the diary than I thought it would. I think I would have fallen in love with this book had I read it first as a teenager. Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

She stoppped writting regulalrly by the end. The democracy of war!

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917

Sep 06, Rochelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 21, Diane Dreher rated it it was amazing. This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two It is fascinating.

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. Moira Elise rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Lists with This Book. It also describes how she returned, yotuh, to Somerville College after the war and completed her BA degree.

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Charlotte Dollin rated it it was amazing Jan 21,