Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

4.6 7
by Anne Frank
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a  new translation, this definitive edition contains  entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and  confrontations with her mother that were cut from  previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a  Young Girl is among the most enduring  documents of the…  See more details below

Overview

The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a  new translation, this definitive edition contains  entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and  confrontations with her mother that were cut from  previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a  Young Girl is among the most enduring  documents of the twentieth century. Since its  publication in 1947, it has been a beloved and deeply  admired monument to the indestructible nature of the  human spirit, read by millions of people and  translated into more than fifty-five languages.  Doubleday, which published the first English translation  of the diary in 1952, now offers a new translation  that captures Anne's youthful spirit and restores  the original material omitted by Anne's father,  Otto — approximately thirty percent of the diary.  The elder Frank excised details about Anne's  emerging sexuality, and about the often-stormy relations  between Anne and her mother. Anne Frank and her  family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation  forces, hid in the back of an Amsterdam office building  for two years. This is Anne's record of that time.  She was thirteen when the family went into the  "Secret Annex," and in these pages, she grows  to be a young woman and proves to be an insightful  observer of human nature as well. A timeless story  discovered by each new generation, The  Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer.  For youngreaders and adults, it continues to  bring to life this young woman, who for a time  survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen — and  who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly  human throughout her ordeal.

Editorial Reviews

Eleanor Roosevelt
This is one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings that I have ever read.
New York Herald Tribune
It is a poignant, heartbreaking yet somehow heartwarming story, fresh with the dew of adolescence.
Booknews
**** A revision of this great document of WWII, considerably expanding the extraordinarily popular work originally published in 1947. A couple dozen entries have been added. Much of the '95 edition is based upon the b version written when Anne was about 15. The price suggests a very large royalty is due the Anne Frank Foundation, owner of all rights. In four months the book is in its sixth printing. Cited in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Meyer Levin
There is anguish in the thought of how much creative power, how much creative power, how much sheer beauty of living, was cut off from genocide. But through her diary Anne goes on living. From Holland to France, to Italy, Spain. The Germans too have published her book. And now she comes to America. Surely she will be widely loved, for this wise and wonderful young girl brings back a poignant delight in the human spirit.-- Books of the Century, New York Times review 1952

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671824495
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
02/09/1999

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Anne Frank 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 8th grade literature class watched a video of the life of Anne Frank. After the video, I was so interested in the video about her life, I decided to read the book. So as soon as school let out, I went to the library and checked out, 'Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl'. I was at first wondering if I would like it but I looked past that and began to read it. So as I got further and further into the book, I realized how hard life was for her. And not just her but her whole family and friends and the Jewish population. There were some things in the book that I never knew. I never knew that Hitler had brown hair and brown eyes when he requested that all who lived in Germany had blonde hair and blue eyes! I never knew that so much hatred could be in one person before. I felt as though I was Anne Frank and that I was there. It seemed very frightening not knowing if it will be your last day in your home, let alone your life! I liked this book and I would recommend it to any girl who likes to go back in time and feel as though you are reliving history through the eyes of a young girl.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Diary of a Young Girl is a great book. I love to read so this book was really nice to read. I love Anne Frank. Thats one of the reasons I read the book. And also because the book has a great lesson that I think would help everyone in certan ways. I think everyone should read the book. I think they would all like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautiful. When I was readingthis it made me cry and feel bed. I already read 'number the stars', and 'Daniels Story' I felt so bad for the Jewish People.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne Franks diary is a very inspiring story of a 13 year old sent off to hiding during the time the Natzi's were taking over Europe. Anne's diary is a classic you'll never forget!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very imformative when it comes to learning about world war 2. But when it comes to her life it is very dull because what do you have to do if you are locked up so that means that what she writes is not much and is not exciting.