The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Paperback)
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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Paperback)

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A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, The Diary of a Young Girl has sold over 25 million copies world-wide; this is the definitive edition released to mark the 70th anniversary of the day the diary begins. '12 June 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support' The Diary of a Young Girl is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century. Tens of millions have read it since it was first published in 1947 and it remains a deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit. This definitive edition restores thirty per cent if the original manuscript, which was deleted from the original edition. It reveals Anne as a teenage girl who fretted about and tried to cope with her own emerging sexuality and who also veered between being a carefree child and an aware adult. Anne Frank and her family fled the horrors of Nazi occupation by hiding in the back of a warehouse in Amsterdam for two years with another family and a German dentist. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne kept a diary. She movingly revealed how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with hunger, the daily threat of discovery and death and being cut off from the outside world, as well as petty misunderstandings and the unbearable strain of living like prisoners. The Diary of a Young Girl is a timeless true story to be rediscovered by each new generation. For young readers and adults it continues to bring to life Anne's extraordinary courage and struggle throughout her ordeal. This is the definitive edition of the diary of Anne Frank. Anne Frank was born on the 12 June 1929. She died while imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday. This seventieth anniversary, definitive edition of The Diary of a Young Girl is poignant, heartbreaking and a book that everyone should read.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241952443
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A modern classic . . . Anne's diary tells a story that is true, memorable, important and strongly personalized . . . compelling reading * The Times *
Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence * Daily Mail *

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“The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition”

I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone; the best book I’ve ever read, very addictive!! I can’t believe it was written by a girl of 13/14; it flows so well and is written from the heart, truly remarkable. The... More

Paperback edition
30th March 2012
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“Fascinating!”

I first read this as a child without fully understanding the extent of how great this is. One little girl's diary became a voice for hundred of thousands of Jewish people during the time of the holocaust. One... More

Paperback edition
22nd May 2011
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“Bad”

Im sorry for those people who think this book is amazing, but i find it does drone on. I still think she is really amazing and I would of bought her books if she brought them out. I also loved the way she she... More

Paperback edition
20th November 2011
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