The Diary of a Young Girl   -     By: Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart, Eleanor Roosevelt
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The Diary of a Young Girl

Random House, Inc / 1993 / Paperback

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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. 283 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 283
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 6.87 X 4.15 X 1.03 (inches)
ISBN: 0553296981
ISBN-13: 9780553296983
UPC: 076783005501
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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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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