The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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By (author) Anne Frank, By (author) Otto Frank, By (author) Mirjam Pressler

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  • Publisher: Bantam USA
  • Format: Paperback | 335 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 178mm x 28mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0553577123
  • ISBN 13: 9780553577129
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Mit Abb.
  • Sales rank: 19,506

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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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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 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" "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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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.