The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank

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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 read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit. Restored in this Definitive Edition are diary entries that

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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 read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit. Restored in this Definitive Edition are diary entries that were omitted from the original edition. These passages, which constitute 30 percent more material, reinforce the fact that Anne was first and foremost a teenage girl, not a remote and flawless symbol. She fretted about and tried to cope with her own sexuality. Like many young girls, she often found herself in disagreements with her mother. And like any teenager, she veered between the carefree nature of a child and the full-fledged sorrow of an adult. Anne emerges more human, more vulnerable and more vital than ever.

Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, hid in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse for two years. She was thirteen when she went into the Secret Annex with her family.

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"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's  dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions . . .  There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth  anniversary of the end of World War II than to  reread The Diary of a Young Girl,  a testament to an indestructivle nobility of  spirit in the face of pure  evil."—Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553577129
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Edition description:
The Definitive Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
22,365
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933, and she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.

Francine Prose is the author of the novels A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the guide Reading Like a Writer, and Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife.

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The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 258 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For all u people complaining about it beig boring let me remined u that this is her diary. She wasnt expecting the world to read it so she has a right to talk about anything she likes for as long as she likes. Also shes writimg down her thoughts so if Peters in her thoughts alot the she will write about him, she does have a crush on him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book waz very good it it explains everything that happened in the holocauat differently more interesting i love anne frank she was reallystrong and shes my role model
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Van Daan is Otto Frank's business partner. He, his wife and son Peter live together with the Frank's in the attic above Otto's office. I first read this book about 25 years ago (when I was in 7th grade) and have read it many times since. This is such a moving story that I would highly reccommend every child over the age 13 to read. In fact, my 13 year old daughter will be reading this very soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very edicational and you learn alot about Anne Frank and her familey. You relize how she was just a normal tenager and rhen the holacost started and she had to hide for 2 years. It puts a new perspective on what I complain about and how hard it was to be a jew back then. It was great and i really loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This diary is a piece of history. You people need to get a reality check and actually stop and think about what your reading. This was a very painful, depressing, and important part of our history. This diary should teach every reader an important life lesson and it should be a reminder of just how lucky we are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in second grade and i couldn't follow it. But then my teacher assigned it for homework. I can't stop reading it. All in all it is very good and it deserves 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne felt she did not have anyone to confide in so she used her diary she never dreamed anyone but herself would ever read this! these are her private and intermost thoughts she did not even let Margot read this u can have your oppinions but this is the diary of an extremly talented young girl far ahead of her time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really surprised me!!!! I am 14 and this book touched me and even though i have ever had too go into hiding i can still find things that i can relate too. So all to the people who said it was boring u need to get ur brains checked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 9 and enjoyed and loved it it it is a fantanstic non fic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truely amazing. I cant imagine how scary this must have been for her, I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad true story of a young girl and her family. I would love to go see the secret annex museum in amsterdam one day!
Stockbroker More than 1 year ago
This diary is one of the best examples of solid writing you can find and it comes from an unexpected source. A young teenager. Her description of life in hiding is compelling and provides an extraordinary view of such a terrible time in our history. Since this is the definitive edition, you have to be careful in who you give this book too. It addresses some minor adult subjects.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has it all: history, words of wisdom, and teen insights! As a teenage girl, it was a relief to read a book where a girl my age describes troubles similar to mine. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes history and a story that deals with what every teen goes through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredibly intimate and moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever read. Buy it. This is like a biographry. (Execpt better) Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have head the biography in my english class. And it was a great book. It was different i am sure. But it was really tragic what happen to the jews. And in the diary it is all what anne wrote and they did not charge it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I may not be in hiding during the second world war, far from that actually...i live a very good life, but our emotions d our troubles wirh our parents are very much the same. We both value nature to no end, we both stand through critisims every day, we both love and hurt in the same way...this story seems so far away but any teenage girl can relate to the feelings d emotions that course passionately through her diary. Amazing read, defietly recomended
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I had read this book when I was younger, but I had forgotten most of it. Makes me thankful for my life now.
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