The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl : The Definitive Edition

By (author) Anne Frank

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One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, "The Diary of a Young Girl" has sold over 25 million copies world-wide. It is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century and it remains a deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of human spirit. Anne Frank and her family fled the horrors of Nazi occupation by hiding in the back of a warehouse in Amsterdam for two years with another family and a German dentist. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne kept a diary. She movingly revealed how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with hunger, the daily threat of discovery and death and being cut off from the outside world, as well as petty misunderstandings and the unbearable strain of living like prisoners. "The Diary of a Yong Girl" is a timeless true story to be rediscovered by each new generation. For young readers and adults it continues to bring to life Anne's extraordinary courage and struggle throughout her ordeal. "One of the greatest books of the century". ("Guardian"). "A modern classic". ("The Times"). "Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence". ("Daily Mail"). "Astonishing and excruciating. Its gnaws at us still". ("New York Times Book Review"). Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died in Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday.

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 112 x 180 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • 01 Dec 2007
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 60th Anniversary ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0141032006
  • 9780141032009
  • 6,909

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Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died in Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday.

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Anne Frank's diary is one of the greatest books of the century ... As she brings herself and her circumstances into such buzzing, engaged life on the page, she triumphs over her history. We return to her again and again, unable to believe that this hymn to life was written on the way to Belsen Guardian A modern classic ... Anne's diary tells a story that is true, memorable, important and strongly personalized ... compelling reading The Times Still rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence Daily Mail

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An introduction to Holocaust

This is a perfect book for readers of all ages! The way it is written - so simple yet so beautifully, keeps the reader aware of everything that is going on, giving them a perfectly accurate description. The best thing about this book as that it provides with first-hand factual events, that are experienced through the eyes of a Jewish teenager living through the terrors of World War 2. I believe that this is especially a great book for those also going into their teenage years, as it allows them to understand Holocaust and its effects on the Jewish religion.show more
by Floreta Precaj

Brilliant book!

This is an absolutely amazing book. Anne Frank was brilliant. This diary made me cry and laugh. Highly recommended.show more
by Eleanor