A Young Girl's Diary
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First published in 1919, A Young Girl’s Diary was a landmark in the field of child psychology. It is a young girl’s written testament to her inner thoughts, fears, and hopes as she moves from childhood to maturity. The anonymous writer’s words are those of an intelligent and eloquent child coming to terms with her dawning understanding of life, death, love, and sexuality. Introduced with a preface by Sigmund Freud, who declares the inestimable value of such a frank and uncompromising view of childhood experience, A Young Girl’s Diary continues to hold an important place in the history of psychology.
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July 12, 19 . . . Hella and I are writing a diary. We both agreed that when we went to the high school we would write a diary every day. Dora keeps a diary too, but she gets furious if I look at it. I call Helene "Hella," and she calls me "Rita;" Helene and Grete are so vulgar. Dora has taken to ...Back to top
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