The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
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This timeless piece of literary documentation, the Diary of Anne Frank, stands as a peerless work of spirit, endurance and human resilience. Read and cherished by millions, it remains one of the most remarkable autobiographies ever written. This edition is comprised of mostly the "b" manuscript that Anne originally edited. 338 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 8
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 8.26 X 5.72 X 0.87 (inches)
ISBN: 0385480334
ISBN-13: 9780385480338

Publisher's Description

Ann Frank’s diary is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century, and one of the most beloved autobiographies of all time.  Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by millions of people all over the world—a cherished and greatly admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit, in the face of the worst horror that the modern world has seen. The diary captures the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.
 
The definitive edition, which restores a great deal of material not included in the original publication, deepens and broadens our sense of the remarkable young woman who composed it.

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.

Discussion Questions

This guide is organized to help readers understand and reflect on Anne Frank's diary. Background information, time lines, and the glossary provide historical context for the years of Anne's life and are designed to place her diary within the framework of the events taking place during World War II and the Holocaust. Special details have been included to highlight the twenty-five month period during which Anne and her family hid in the Secret Annex, as well as the aftermath.

The study questions for students are arranged in three parts. The first set of questions relates to facets contributing to Anne's personal identity. The second set of questions examines the relationship of Anne to the world outside the Annex. The final set of questions considers the ongoing issues that Anne raised in her diary over fifty years ago. For additional educational materials, including teacher's notes and activities, please contact the Anne Frank Center USA, 584 Broadway, Suite 408, New York, NY, 10012.

Editorial Reviews

"The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excrusciating." --The New York Times Book Review

"How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and naïve self-absorption of adolescence." --Newsday

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