The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is an inspiring and tragic account of an ordinary life lived in extraordinary circumstances that has enthralled readers for generations. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, translated by Susan Massotty, and includes an introduction by Elie Wiesel, author of Night.

'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.'

In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary. Since its publication in 1947, Anne Frank's diary has been read by tens of millions of people. This Definitive Edition restores substantial material omitted from the original edition, giving us a deeper insight into Anne Frank's world. Her curiosity about her emerging sexuality, the conflicts with her mother, her passion for Peter, a boy whose family hid with hers, and her acute portraits of her fellow prisoners reveal Anne as more human, more vulnerable and more vital than ever.

If you enjoyed The Diary of a Young Girl, you might also like Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, available in Penguin Classics.

'One of the greatest books of the twentieth century'
Guardian

'A modern classic'
Julia Neuberger, The Times

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141182759
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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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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“The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition”

Now I know there are many people who say that this book is a must read for anyone with an interest in or desire to learn about the Holocaust, but I have to say I disagree. This is basically the diary of a young... More

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18th January 2011
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