The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 5, 2011 - History - 352 pages
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 read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit. Restored in this Definitive Edition are diary entries that were omitted from the original edition. These passages, which constitute 30 percent more material, reinforce the fact that Anne was first and foremost a teenage girl, not a remote and flawless symbol. She fretted about and tried to cope with her own sexuality. Like many young girls, she often found herself in disagreements with her mother. And like any teenager, she veered between the carefree nature of a child and the full-fledged sorrow of an adult. Anne emerges more human, more vulnerable and more vital than ever.

Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, hid in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse for two years. She was thirteen when she went into the Secret Annex with her family.


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Anne Frank, the diary of a young girl is the very inpirational story in the world she written the book in very
Small age just 13 years she was a very talented girl
She was an inspiration for the
youth...I book is so
Curious ....whenever you read that you feel that pain
That Anne could tolerate ...so I want that all the youngsters must read the book then they will saw
That how we can overcome with the difficult situations..
At last 🙏🙏🙏RIP Anne Frank you must always be in my heart and you should be remembered....💙💙💙
 

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In this story Anne is giving an account of her life as a Jew during the Nazi's reign. It gives the story of a teenager that is living through something horrible and unimaginable for most, but she has the same worries and situations as our teenagers now. It is appealing because of the relatability and the drama it has. There are a few pictures of the real Anne Frank and her family and friends which help to make the book all the much more interesting.  

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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.

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