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If All These Young Men

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(4 Sterne; 2 Bewertungen)

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

10:38

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Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 02: Noon Sleeper

8:03

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Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 03: The Photograph

17:41

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Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 04: A Cosmogony

15:50

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Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 05: The Monument

13:52

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Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 06: England

14:58

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Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 07: The Star

6:17

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Pt. 1, Berkshire: Ch. 08: The Moon

10:15

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 09: Sacred Groves

16:46

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 10: The Adventurer

12:48

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 11: The Fog

6:27

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 12: The Antagonists

14:58

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 13: The Barrage

12:44

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 14: Amaryllis

14:31

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 15: Leaves In the Trees

6:17

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 16: The Shropshire Lad

16:44

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 17: Solitude

11:07

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 18: The Letter

13:51

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 19: Burlington House

11:42

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 20: Chivalrous Encounter

14:26

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 21: Night Talk

13:51

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 22: The Sad Hour

8:25

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 23: Tragic Muse

13:16

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 24: "Fils de Reine"

9:19

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 25: Hampstead Heath

14:13

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Pt. 2, London: Ch. 26: "If All These Young Men"

13:37

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Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 27: Transposition

13:26

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Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 28: The Enchanted Hind

8:54

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Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 29: Warning Fires

12:40

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Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 30: Pathetic Fallacy

15:58

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Pt. 3, Berkshire: Ch. 31: Dawn Upon Olympus

11:45

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Bewertungen

Character study of young intellectuals

(3 Sterne)

This is definitely a character study and not a story. It has a very loose plot, but the majority of the text is wordy description and thoughts of the characters, and conversations that are supposedly "intellectual". Guess I'm not an intellectual, because most of what is discussed seems stupid to me. Reader does an excellent job; the 3-star rating is more for the content.

(5 Sterne)

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