The Diary Of A Young Girl

The Diary Of A Young Girl

The Definitive Edition

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Baker & Taylor
An uncut edition of Anne Frank's diary includes entries originally omitted by her father and provides insight into Anne's relationship with her mother

Book News
A revision of this great document of WWII, considerably expanding the extraordinarily popular work originally published in 1947. A couple dozen entries have been added. Much of the '95 edition is based upon the b version written when Anne was about 15. The price suggests a very large royalty is due the Anne Frank Foundation, owner of all rights. In four months the book is in its sixth printing. Cited in BCL3 . Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
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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& Taylor

An uncut edition of Anne Frank's diary includes the entries that were originally omitted by her father--approximately one-third of the diary--and provides insight into Anne's budding sexuality and her stormy relationship with her mother. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1995
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S.A
ISBN: 9780385473781
0385473788
Branch Call Number: YS B FRA
Characteristics: viii, 340 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 03, 2017

Anne Frank tells the autobiographical tale of a young Jew living during the Holocaust time period: in the words of her own diary. Stunningly real and true, Anne is forced to move into a secret passage alongside another family in hiding from the Nazis. “Secret Annex” is what the hideaway is called, where Anne spends most of her years and writes in her diary of the travails and all the happy moments in that Annex. The most appeasing part of this book is that it is a play by play diary that highlights all the good and bad times she experienced, and in such a manner that you feel for the real Anne Frank and it seems as though you know her well. The beginning pages show memorabilia such as photos of herself and transcripts she scribes that are a nice accompaniment. There may be times, however, when you lose interest in some parts of her entries, but that is only part of the splendor that she was not writing a novella that she planned on publishing; rather a story of her life. Rating 4/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Gensc
Dec 31, 2016

Is this an amazing work of literature? No, clearly not but that's ok. It tells the important story of Franks and Van Daans during their time in hiding. It was not a book I enjoyed reading (partially because it is a a diary and partially because I already knew the fate of the author) and often found myself forcing myself to read it, but I am glad I did. It was a good complement to visiting Auschwitz and the Anne Frank house earlier this year.

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alicat1
Sep 11, 2016

Anne wished to become a writer. She did, and left a legacy that has educated millions. This work is an important read.

ehbooklover Feb 01, 2015

I have been to the Anne Frank House and I'm not ashamed to say that it brought me to tears. Seeing her posters still on the walls of the Secret Annex was especially emotional. This diary is a testament to the spirit and courage Anne showed despite extremely heartbreaking and frightening circumstances. A must read.

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IRFAN123
May 02, 2014

OH MY GOD REALLY

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theotherjose
May 02, 2014

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Don’t get me wrong here, the story is amazing, I just don’t find the book all that great. I felt as if this book was a lot like unwanted homework, I just wanted to finish reading it and get it over with. Even though I didn’t really appreciate the book, I did appreciate the amazing story of Anne Frank. If you ever find yourself reading this book, and it feels like unwanted homework, just skip to the end to read about her life. Her summarized life story is a much easier and better read. I only recommend reading this book if you wish to go more in depth into the life of Anne Frank.

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CAROWOZFAN
Sep 22, 2013

This book is a work of art! It is amazing... a book that simply must be read!

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chantay
Jul 19, 2013

i love this book i read it about 100 times uhhhhhhh

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AQUILEA777
May 05, 2013

Unexpurgated version. Quarrelsome, self-absorbed teen diarist criticizes her family and other companions in hiding. She is so much wiser than the adults. Everyone has failed her. Endless complaining. The diary has become a quasi-religious text for many people. Anne's plight was tragic, but her diary, in this uncut version, is not very edifying. Viewed objectively, it amounts to an extended tirade against her mother, sister, and everyone else at one time or another. She could have made her mother feel appreciated in her last months of life, but instead did the opposite.

Dimmu16 Sep 05, 2012

Extremely sad story! It's unbelievable! These poor people! :( But it is extremely interesting.

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daydreamer6O4 Dec 19, 2016

“I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”

Laura_X Feb 05, 2016

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

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Apr 25, 2011

"At such moments I don't think about all the misery, but about the beauty that still remains..."

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Mar 27, 2011

What's done cannot be undone, but at least you can keep it from happening again. - Anne Frank

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Mar 27, 2011

"The best remedy for those who are frightenend, lonely or unhappy is to go outisde, somewhere they can be alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature's beauty and simplicity...as long as this exists, I know there will be solace for every sorrow. - Anne Frank

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Dimmu16 Sep 05, 2012

The 2 years in hiding of Anne Frank.

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