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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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

By Frank, Anne
Translated by Massotty, Susan
Volume editor Frank, Otto
Volume editor Pressler, Mirjam
Illustrated by Brockway, Harry

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In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne describes her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up in her diary which ends abruptly when, in Augu... read full description below.

ISBN 9780141315195
Barcode 9780141315195
Published 28 February 2003 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Definitive ed
Language English (translated from: Dutch; Flemish)
Series Puffin Modern Classics (part: 26)
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ISBN-13 9780141315195
ISBN-10 0141315199
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Classics
Publication Date 28 February 2003
International Publication Date 31 January 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Definitive ed
Edition Definitive ed
Language English
Translated from Dutch; Flemish
Author(s) By Frank, Anne
Translated by Massotty, Susan
Volume editor Frank, Otto
Volume editor Pressler, Mirjam
Illustrated by Brockway, Harry
Series Puffin Modern Classics (part: 26)
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Religious Education / World Faiths
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 406g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945, Netherlands, Jews, Amsterdam, Juvenile literature
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 940.5318092
Catalogue Code 12478

Description of this Book

Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the 20th century. Anne Frank kept a diary from 12 June 1942 to 1 August 1944. Initially, she wrote it strictly for herself. Then, one day in 1944, Gerrit Bolkestein, a member of the Dutch government in exile, announced in a radio broadcast from London that after the war he hoped to collect eyewitness accounts of the suffering of the Dutch people under the German occupation, which could be made available to the public. As an example, he specifically mentioned letters and diaries. Anne Frank decided that when the war was over she would publish a book based on her diary.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt am Maine in Germany in 1929. She is the author of The Diary of a Young Girl, which tells the remarkable true-story of a young, Jewish girl against the backdrop of the horrors of the Second World War. Adolescent preoccupations and emotions are recorded alongside the growing powers of the Nazis and their imposition of Anti-Jewish Laws to create a compelling, poignant insight into family life under Nazi rule. Anne Frank moved to Holland with her family when the Nazis became powerful in Germany. The Nazis believed that some races, such as Jews and gypsies did not deserve the right to live and they started to arrest, transport and kill them. Afraid for their lives, Anne and her family went into hiding. During the terrible time in hiding, Anne was growing from a young girl into a woman and she recorded her thoughts and experiences in a diary- the constant fear of discovery, the conflicts with her mother, her emerging sexuality, and her hopes for the future. As the diary progresses, Anne's childish innocence is replaced by premature wisdom and reflection; she not only expresses her concerns with their personal sufferings but also political events unfolding far from their hiding place. The family hid in the Secret Annexe at the back of a warehouse from July 1942, but ultimately the work o

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