If All These Young Men


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(5 stars; 1 reviews)

Another remarkable World War I novel by Romer Wilson, "If All These Young Men" is a character study of a group of young 20-something friends in England dealing with the looming, grey presence of the War in their lives. The story begins on Good Friday 1918, and centers on Josephine Miller, a restless, strong-minded young woman who cannot tolerate trivialities or frivolities so long as the War goes on, and who agonizes over how to go on living in its shadow. The characters of Josephine and her friends are patterned on those of Wilson and her own coterie at the time, both male and female, revealing the profound angst of young intellectuals of the time who lived under the dread not only of invasion and national destruction, but also of the alien world that would be left for them when the monstrous conflict was over. - Summary by Expatriate

(6 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 01: Aberration 10:39 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 02: Noon Sleeper 8:04 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 03: The Photograph 17:41 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 04: A Cosmogony 15:50 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 05: The Monument 13:52 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 06: England 14:58 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 07: The Star 6:17 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 08: The Moon 10:15 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 09: Sacred Groves 16:46 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 10: The Adventurer 12:48 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 11: The Fog 6:27 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 12: The Antagonists 14:58 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 13: The Barrage 12:44 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 14: Amaryllis 14:31 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 15: Leaves In the Trees 6:17 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 16: The Shropshire Lad 16:44 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 17: Solitude 11:07 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 18: The Letter 13:51 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 19: Burlington House 11:42 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 20: Chivalrous Encounter 14:26 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 21: Night Talk 13:51 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 22: The Sad Hour 8:25 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 23: Tragic Muse 13:16 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 24: "Fils de Reine" 9:19 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 25: Hampstead Heath 14:13 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 2, London: Ch. 26: "If All These Young Men" 13:37 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 27: Transposition 13:26 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 28: The Enchanted Hind 8:54 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 29: Warning Fires 12:40 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 30: Pathetic Fallacy 15:58 Read by Expatriate
Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 31: Dawn Upon Olympus 11:45 Read by Expatriate

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(5 stars)

Very interesting book by sadly forgotten author. Ex-patriot is one of the very best readers on LibriVox.