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A Diary Without Dates

Auhtor: Enid Bagnold

Language: english
Published: 1918

Genres:

fiction and literature
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Review by A. Dent, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Diary Without Dates':

Reprint of the 1918 ed. published by W. Heinemann London.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Diary Without Dates':


... so silently. Disappearances. One face after another slips out of the picture, the unknown heart behind the face fixed intently on some other centre ...
... walked up from the hospital late to-night, half-past eight, and hungry . in the cold, brilliant moonlight a fine moon, very low, throwing long, pointed ...
... corridor. I sat and thought: Is it that she has her life settled, quietly continuous, and one breaks in. Does the wind from outside hurt.. I regretted ...
... me a riddle which filled me with nausea, and finally a limerick which I had heard three times in the Mess. I left her and went into the bunk. Here ...
... amongst the V.A.D.'s. How shall we get home. Are the buses running. Oh no, the last one is stuck against the railings outside. My torch has ...
... of a black night crossed with bladed searchlights, of a moon behind a crooked tree. The lifting of the blind is a miracle I do not believe in the ...
... where it is the nutty thing only to have one wife. No one can speak a word of his language, no one knows exactly where he comes from but he ...
... and I should walk together. She wouldn't make the attempt. Her words trailed through my mind, conjuring up some adventure, some act of bravery and ...
... I who wonder-I, a woman, and therefore of the old, burnt-out world. These men watch without curiosity, speak no personalities, form no sets, express ...
... laughed at my excitement-themselves not unstirred. It's so long since we've had a convoy. The gallants of the ward showed annoyance. New men, new ...
... men, she says, not men through and through.. That's where she goes wrong they are men through and through-patchy, ordinary, human. She means they ...
... and stood open, already scrubbed. I smiled as I noticed they hadn't even left me that to do. No one volunteered a word of explanation, no one took the ...
... that way, but, God knows, the water one can add to a lemon is cheap enough. Smiff had a flash of temper to-night. He said: Keepin' me here starin' ...
... ward, who held her hand to her ear and shifted in her seat. She told me she had earache, and I felt sorry for her. As she had earache we didn't ...
... and rambler-roses are cheap in the market. But the love of decoration is not woman's alone. Through the dispensary hatchway I saw three empty poison-bottles, ...
... a chance of his being mental, she said. He is being watched.. Was he mental before the war took him, before the sergeant used to whip the ...
... minutes were passing. Suppose. She was only the junior Sister. Shall I get you some water. I said at last. He nodded, and gulped in a horrible ...
... reason was a good one: He will want it more later in the night, and he can't have it twice.. I ran back to tell him so quickly-but one can't ...
... it is wiped out his life is changed. But he knows all that, he has had time to think of all that. What, then, does this particular minute bring him. They ...
... ever please him any more. Palmer doesn't like sitting near him, but since it is too much trouble to move he allows it-poor Palmer, who has a piece ...