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A Young Girl's Diary, Prefaced with a Letter by Sigmund Freud

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Author: Anonymous
Co-author: Sigmund Freud
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,028 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.6
LoC Category: BF
Downloads: 6,313
mnybks.net#: 436
Origin: gutenberg.org

This diary is a gem. Never before, I believe, has anything been written enabling us to see so clearly into the soul of a young girl, belonging to our social and cultural stratum, during the years of puberal development. (Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul.)

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were so good and nearly all large ones. At first Robert wanted to take quite a little one, but I said he must only have a big one. After that he always picked out the big ones. When I came home in the evening with the empty box Father laughed and said: There's nothing mean about our Gretel. Besides, Mother still has a great box full; I have no idea whether Dora still has a lot, but I expect so.

August 2nd. Oswald arrived this afternoon at 5. He's a great swell now; he's begun to grow a moustache. In the evening Father took him to the hotel to introduce him to some friends. He said it would be an awful bore, but he will certainly make a good impression especially in his new tourist getup and leather breeches. Grandmama and Grandpapa sent love to all. I've never seen them. They have sent a lot of cakes and sweets and Oswald grumbled no end because he had to bring them. Oswald is always smoking cigarettes and Father said to him: Come along old chap, we'll go to the inn and have a drink on the strength of

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