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The Diary of a Young Girl [Hardcover]

Anne Frank , Otto H. Frank , Mirjam Pressler , Francine Prose , Susan Massotty
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Oct. 19 2010 Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
In Everyman’s Library for the first time—one of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, read by tens of millions of people around the world since its publication in 1947.

The Diary of a Young Girl
is the record of two years in the life of a remarkable Jewish girl whose triumphant humanity in the face of unfathomable deprivation and fear has made the book one of the most enduring documents of our time.

The Everyman’s hardcover edition reprints the Definitive Edition authorized by the Frank estate, plus a new introduction, a bibliography, and a chronology of Anne Frank’s life and times.

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Anne Frank's diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This new edition restores diary entries omitted from the original edition, revealing a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardships, and passions. Anne emerges as more real, more human, and more vital than ever. If you've never read this remarkable autobiography, do so. If you have read it, you owe it to yourself to read it again. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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This startling new edition of Dutch Jewish teenager Anne Frank's classic diary?written in an Amsterdam warehouse, where for two years she hid from the Nazis with her family and friends?contains approximately 30% more material than the original 1947 edition. It completely revises our understanding of one of the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. The Anne we meet here is much more sarcastic, rebellious and vulnerable than the sensitive diarist beloved by millions. She rages at her mother, Edith, smolders with jealous resentment toward her sister, Margot, and unleashes acid comments at her roommates. Expanded entries provide a fuller picture of the tensions and quarrels among the eight people in hiding. Anne, who died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, three months before her 16th birthday, candidly discusses her awakening sexuality in entries that were omitted from the 1947 edition by her father, Otto, the only one of the eight to survive the death camps. He died in 1980. This crisp, stunning translation provides an unvarnished picture of life in the "secret annex." In the end, Anne's teen angst pales beside her profound insights, her self-discovery and her unbroken faith in good triumphing over evil. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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I'm 47 years old and have had the pleasure of reading many great works of literature over the years that deeply affected me. Yet of everything I have ever read, nothing has ever moved me as much as The Diary of a Young Girl. I can state this with certainty because I have just read it for the first time. Oh, I might have read it in school 30 or 35 years ago, but if I did I have no real recollection of it other than the famous quotes that have become part of Western culture. But after visiting the Ann Frank House in Amsterdam recently, I felt I ought to read it.

I was not prepared for the impact. Although I was certainly expecting to be touched by its poignancy as the legacy of a young concentration camp victim, and knew that it contained memorable passages, I had no idea it would be so overflowing with beauty and truth. I had no idea that there would be so many humorous episodes and that so many entries would sparkle with wit and wisdom, and I had no idea that it was written with such freshness and vitality that the words practically leap off the page. But it has all this, and so much more.

Although I'm not an emotional guy, by the time I reached the entries of 1944 (which contain some of the most moving passages) I was crying myself to sleep every night. That has never happened to me before, and it probably never will again, because there will never be another Anne Frank. This book is one of the wonders of the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good March 28 2014
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It was a great book and very historical I highly suggest that you read it because org was very touching
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3.0 out of 5 stars Greatly Interesting March 13 2014
By Theo
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This book really does show the horrors of world war two.
I put a three stars because it does get a bit tiring half way through but perfectly written and what a poor life they must have lived.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Jan. 22 2014
By Kassidy
Format:Kindle Edition
No doubt you've heard about Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who's diary was found during Hitler Germany, but you will never understand what a true Jewish person went through during that time, and what they had to deal with alongside the obvious fear of someday being caught.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anne Franks Diary June 27 2013
Everybody should own Ann Franks Diary, for a reality check, and how blessed we are, reading her emotions, being able to keep her self happy, sharing her inner most thoughts, growing up to fast, with what was happening all around her, making due with so little and giving up so much.Ann expresses her self so well, its hard to believe she was only thirteen.
This Book is one of my favorite reads, its sad that we lost such an intelligent young lady .I am at present, sharing this book with my 15 year old Granddaughter, she was also moved by Ann's experience .This book also keep one's interest all through it. This book is defiantly worth Reading .
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5.0 out of 5 stars anne frank the diary of horrible events May 11 2013
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this story so happens to be true. the story is no fairy tale. Anne frank lived the brutal experience. Thus our young peoples should read and be told the event over and over again in hopes that the events of anne and the events of the second world war do not happen again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anne Frank book review Dec 30 2012
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This was a gift to my daughter-in-law. She had read the book many years ago and wanted to refresh something she remembered enjoying very much. The gift was very well received.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Diary of Anne Frank Dec 15 2002
By hannah
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I recently read The Diary of Anne Frank: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank. I told my parents that I was reading it and they told me it was a good book, but I never thought I would like it as much as I did. I liked this book so much because you got to know Anne, her family and the guests that were staying with them in the place they called the Secret Annex. Anne let you know exactly what was happening which made me feel like I had actually been there right by her side. What also made the writing of the book excellent in my opinion was that Anne was a very outgoing girl. She made the passages in her diary sound more exciting to make the reader want to read more. You also got to know Anne more mentally than any other person in the book. She shares her inner most thoughts and feelings with her diary, Kitty. I also thought it was very interesting to find out that all the members in the annex hid from the Nazis for a little over 2 months. This book has definitely changed my outlook on the Holocaust and life. I recommend it to anyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An insightful look into the past.
I regret to say that it was only recently that I actually finally read this book, though I've one edition or another on my bookshelf since the sixth grade. Read more
Published on Dec 31 2010 by Ria (Bibliotropic)
5.0 out of 5 stars "I live in a crazy time."
I am terribly upset that I am reading this book only now, at the age of 22. Perhaps I would not have gotten the full affect of the Diary if I had read it as a school-aged child,... Read more
Published on June 5 2010 by S. Cinti
4.0 out of 5 stars book
I've been waiting a long time to read that book and is very excited to finally have a chance to know her story
Published on Sept. 18 2009 by Julie St-jean
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
Anne Frank was an ordinary girl, everything about her normal. Until the time that everything started to change. Read more
Published on July 13 2006 by Cindy
1.0 out of 5 stars Lack of interest -_-'"
I know that the holocoust was horrible and something that we do not want to repeat again but Anne Frank is just BORING. Read more
Published on June 8 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Anne Frank
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl was vey long. A lot of parts in it were boring. Some parts were interesting though. Read more
Published on May 19 2004 by Pat Barton
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but a little too informative.
This is a great edition, and i am almost to the end. It is a great book, but i think there is too much information. Read more
Published on March 6 2004
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