Bring me a Unicorn: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1922-1928

by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Hardcover, 1972

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Available

Publication

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1972), Edition: 1st, 259 pages

Description

Diaries and letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1922- 1928.

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(53 ratings; 4.1)

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LibraryThing member kotwcs
It's too bad people don't write hand-written letters or keep diaries anymore. Whatever will be left of us in years to come?
Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries presented in this book offer a fascinating look into her world: Anne, intellectual, dreamy, somewhat romantic but bookish, and
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"Lindy", out-going, popular, already a national hero. Throughout her writings, their lives, so different, begin to intertwine...
My edition came with pictures of Anne and her family...a wonderful book!
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LibraryThing member seoulful
Anne Morrow Lindbergh describes her close-knit family as bookish, intellectual and introspective. Her greatest delight is to be left alone with a book in hand. Her letters are full of literary allusions and vivid descriptions of her surroundings and the people who frequent it. A great many of her
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letters have been saved and with her journals present the history of her life from 1922-1928. It was during this time period that she attended and graduated from Smith College, lived in Mexico City with her parents and met Charles Lindbergh while on his victory tour to Mexico. A fascinating portrayal of a young, inexperienced, uncertain girl falling in love with the hero of the times who in contrast to her introspective, bookish ways was all action. An intimate unfolding of the truism that opposites attract.
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LibraryThing member lamour
Covering the years from 1922 to her engagement to Charles Lindbergh in 1928, this collection of excerpts from her diary and letters gives us a picture of a young woman growing up in the powerful and privileged upper classes of American society. Her life after college appears to be a series of
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dinners, receptions and parties all to relieve boredom. Names are dropped such as Vanderbilt, Lamont, Morgan on many pages. Her father was the ambassador to Mexico thus we are exposed to the privileged life she led there.
A good snap shot of life at the top of American society in the 1920's as well as a limited view of Lindbergh, the aviator from a more personal perspective.
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LibraryThing member SeriousGrace
Bring Me a Unicorn is the first in a series of autobiographies by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. It covers her life from 1922 to 1928. I have to say Anne's writing is delightful. I admire how brutally honest she is with herself. Her letters home are typical of any college kid, "sorry this is so rushed...I
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have been frightfully busy!" She is also typical in her growing interest in Colonel Lindbergh. She feels she is not in his league but mentions him more and more in her diary entries. You could see her attraction grow until she finally admits that she loves him. The photographs are great. They represent (visually) what was happening in Anne's world at that present time.
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LibraryThing member kslade
Mostly really fine. Quite poetic, etc. Young sheltered educated girl falls for Lindbergh, a man of action ! Sometime a little long-winded. I love her writing. I'm going to read most of her memoirs now (several volumes to go)! Sad to think of the tragedy to come in the next one.

Language

Original publication date

1971

ISBN

9780151141807
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