A Young Girl's Diary Author:Sigmund Freud (Introduction) About This Book: A Young Girl's Diary — 'A mother never knows what children are talking of together,' wrote Greta at thirteen; and no one enjoyed secrets from the grown-ups better than she. For three and a half years she made her thoughts her very own by keeping this dairy. As she experiences the baffling ambiguities of growing up, enjoying the... more » present but eager for the future, endlessly probing the adult world, especially the serio-comic mysteries of sex, one can watch her affectionate character unfold. Though the diary has received the accolade of Freud's enthusiasm, it has a value of its own, independent of psychology and education, as a delightful and amusing revelation of young life in Vienna before 1914.
'This dairy is a gem. Never before, I believe, has anything been written enabling us to see so clearly into the soul of a young girl during the years of puberal development.' -- Freud« less