The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank, The Definitive Edition   -     By: Anne Frank, Mirjam Pressler
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The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank, The Definitive Edition

Random House / 1995 / Hardcover

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Anne Franks' diary has touched the lives of thousands; her touching commentary on the times in which she lives provides a fascinating portrait of human courage and spirit. After her diary's discovery in the attic where she spent the last years of her life, Diary of a Young Girl has gone on to become an international bestseller and a monument to humanity. This hardcover edition contains never before released entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 340
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 8.51 X 5.90 X 1.18 (inches)
ISBN: 0385473788
ISBN-13: 9780385473781
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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 young readers 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.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

"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

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