The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition of the World's Most Famous Diary (Paperback)Anne Frank (author)
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THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK IS 'A MONUMENT TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT'
One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Edited by her father Otto H. Frank and German novelist Mirjam Pressler, this is a true story to be rediscovered by each new generation.
12th July 1944:
'It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.'
In the summer of 1942, fleeing the horrors of the Nazi occupation, Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse.
Aged thirteen, Anne kept a diary of her time in the secret annexe. She movingly revealed how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with hunger, the daily threat of discovery and death and isolation from the outside world.
A thought-provoking record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak, the diary of Anne Frank is a testament to the atrocities of the past and a promise they will never be forgotten.
'One of the greatest books of the century' Guardian
'Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence' Daily Mail
'Astonishing and excruciating. Its gnaws at us still' New York Times Book Review
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 184 x 131 x 24 mm
Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence * Daily Mail *
Anne Frank's diary is one of the greatest books of the century . . . As she brings herself and her circumstances into such buzzing, engaged life on the page, she triumphs over her history. We return to her again and again, unable to believe that this hymn to life was written on the way to Belsen * Guardian *
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