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The Diary of a Young Girl - by Anne Frank (Paperback)

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Specifications

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 400

Format: Paperback

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Women

Publisher: Bantam

Author: Anne Frank

Language: English

Street Date: February 3, 1997
TCIN: 12929129
UPC: 9780553577129
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-6011
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Anne Frank's extraordinary diary, written in the Amsterdam attic where she and her family hid from the Nazis for two years, has become a world classic and a timeless testament to the human spirit. Now, in a new edition enriched by many passages originally withheld by her father, readers meet an Anne more real, more human, and more vital than ever.



Book Synopsis



Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

Praise for The Diary of a Young Girl

"A truly remarkable book."--The New York Times

"One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil."--Chicago Tribune

"The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excruciating."--The New York Times Book Review

"How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and naïve self-absorption of adolescence."--Newsday



Review Quotes




"A truly remarkable book."
--The New York Times

"One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions. . . . There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil."
--Chicago Tribune

"The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excruciating."
--The New York Times Book Review

"How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and naïve self-absorption of adolescence."
--Newsday



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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