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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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The diary as Anne Frank wrote it: "The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust ... remains astonishing and excruciating (The New York Times Book Review).

In a modern 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.

Author: Anne Frank
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Published: 02/01/1995
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.22lbs
Size: 8.51h x 5.90w x 1.18d
ISBN: 9780385473781
Age Range: 14-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.5
Point Value: 17
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 139354 / Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/15/1995 pg. 1476
Library Journal Prepub Alert 11/01/1994 pg. 62
Publishers Weekly 02/13/1995 pg. 70
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 01/01/1995 pg. 70
Booklist 12/15/1996 pg. 716
ALA Best Books Young Adults 01/01/1996 pg. 1274
Library Journal 11/01/1994

About the Author
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.

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