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The Diary of a Young Girl [Kindle Edition]

Ann Frank , Otto H. Frank , Mirjam Pressler , Susan Massotty
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (443 customer reviews)

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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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1715 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B002KDO51A
  • Publisher: Anchor; 1 edition (Sept. 15 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041OT9W6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (443 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,101 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-written and deeply moving March 19 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Before I read Anne Frank's famous diary of her experiences in 1942-1944 as a Jewish teenager hiding in Amsterdam, I wondered if it was so well-known because it was well-written, or because it served as a compelling historical document of a difficult time and place. After reading it I can say that, for me at least, it is both.
Anne's story has so many elements. It is largely the story of herself, a developing, maturing teenager, and the people she interacts with on a daily basis. But as the Nazis take over and she is forced to go into hiding with her family, there is a sharp feeling of change. It is still her story, a very personal story. And yet, permeating her story at every point is this sense of something very dangerous all around, constantly threatening to encroach. We already know most or all of what the Nazis did as they occupied much of Europe, but Anne's diary is a historical document in the sense that it provides a unique, deeply personal perspective on how that time effected a very few people. Some people wil say that history is mainly told in the big events, but I disagree. History means little if we can't see how it effects even the most unlikely, otherwise unknown people. In reading Anne's diary, I could see history's effect on the individual more clearly than ever before.
And yet her writing itself is quite good as well. It's fairly good when the diary begins, with her at age 13. It is even better when it ends, shortly after she turns 15. She had a talent for description and an eye for detail that is rare in any writer, and she was very honest in her feelings, opinions, and experiences. We get her impressions of the Germans and the occupation, of course, but we also get the stories of her squabbles with her family and with the other members of the "Secret Annex.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Greatly Interesting March 13 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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 Memorable June 16 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The Diary of a Young Girl beautifully details the thoughts and emotions of a young girl who is dealing, the best she can, with consumate evil. It's as though she knows and then she retreats to her childhood hopes and dreams - and then she knows again. The two contrasts are merged into the best of wisdom, even for one so youmg.

Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing April 21 2014
By yoga123
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Poignant and timeless. A coming of age masterpiece, it is a must read for all teens and visitors to Amsterdam
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition! March 29 2014
By Michael
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered this book for school. It came in an ok time. The book was in a good condition no folds or wrinkles. Overall good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good March 28 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It was a great book and very historical I highly suggest that you read it because org was very touching
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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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