Anne Frank - The Diary Of A Young Girl: Original

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Doubleday, 1967 - Biography & Autobiography - 308 pages
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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.


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I love Anne Frank, this is an amazing piece of writing. - Goodreads
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I actually started reading this in Amsterdam when I toured the Anne Frank house back in 05. Her voice is very sharp and she is so in tune and perceptive of not only everyone around her but also ... Read full review

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to everyone :) it really changes the things I, as an American, take for granted such as religious freedom. It's incredible what this young girl went ... Read full review

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About the author (1967)

†Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent over two years during World War II hiding in an annex of rooms above her fatherís office in Amsterdam.

Since it was first published in 1947,Anne Frankís diary†has become one of the most powerful memoirs of the Holocaust. Its message of courage and hope in the face of adversity has reached millions. The diary has been translated into 67 languages with over 30 million copies sold. Anne Frankís story is especially meaningful to young people today. For many she is their first, if not their only exposure to the history of the Holocaust.

After being betrayed to the Nazis, Anne, her family, and the others living with them were arrested and deported to Nazi concentration camps. In March of 1945, nine months after she was arrested, Anne Frank died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen. She was fifteen years old.

Her bravery and legacy live on, however, and she is frequently cited as a model for today.

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