The Diary of a Young Girl (Hardcover)

Author: Frank, Anne

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The classic text of the diary Anne Frank kept during the two years she and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic is a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.


Publisher Turtleback Books
Mfg Part# 9780881035414
SKU 30843429
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0881035416
Release Date 8/13/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 3.25L x 1.25T
"I find myself laying off the hot-off-the-press things I was obliged to read and returning to books I have read before (Anne Frank's 'Diary', for instance)..."
"Anne's journal is not only highly interesting as a vivid factual record of life in Amsterdam during the most oppressive and terrifying years of the war, it is also a remarkable study in the psychology of a small group of people forced to live together in almost unbearable proximity."
"Anne Frank's diary is too tenderly intimate a book to be frozen with the label 'classic,' and yet no lesser designation serves. For little Anne Frank, spirited, moody, witty, self-doubting, succeeded in communication in virtually perfect, or classic, form the drama of puberty. But her book is not a classic to be left on the library shelf. It is a warm and stirring confession, to be read over and over for insight and enjoyment."
"Why is it that we still find ourselves drawn to the writings of this young woman, who has been dead for forty years? Her writing is startling in its clarity and its contemporary sensibilities. But that cannot be all. Anne Frank is compelling because hers is not a tale of endless horror. She is young, and hopeful...She is not Everywoman, she is Anne. Her story is her own and no one else's. Yet we relate to Anne Frank because she is like us."
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Annotation Anne Frank was only 13 years old when she and her family went into hiding in their "Secret Annex" in an old office building. For two years during World War II, Anne, her family and another Jewish family stayed cloistered, hidden from the Nazis, until they were betrayed to the Gestapo right before the end of the war. Anne's diary describes the constant dread of discovery, the conflicts of her adolescence, and the boredom of daily life.
Annotation 1 One of the most valuable and informative artifacts of the holocaust, THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL is the actual diary of Anne Frank, a German-Jewish girl living in Amsterdam during World War II. The Diary begins on June 14, 1942, shortly after Anne's 13th birthday. While initial entries focus on Anne's life at school and her relationships with her friends and family, she does touch on the ever-growing power of the Nazi party and the increasing persecution of Jewish people. In July of 1942, fearing deportation to Auschwitz, the Franks go into hiding in a "secret annex" in the attic of Mr. Frank's former business. Soon after, they are joined by the Van Daan family and a dentist named Mr. Dussel. For over two years, Anne recorded what life was like in the annex--the fear, tension, frustration--and even boredom--of a life lived under very compromised conditions. Much of the diary centers on Anne's difficult, if typically adolescent, relationship with her mother as well as on her eventual crush on the Van Daan's teenage son, Peter. Anne also shares her hopes for her life after the war--and her dream of becoming a writer. In this way, the diary introduces readers to a very typical teenage girl--a girl whose very thoughts and emotions eventually put a human face on the almost incomprehensible horror of the holocaust. First published in 1947 by Anne's father (the only member of the secret annex to survive World War II), THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL has since been translated into 31 languages and serves as an eloquent memorial to all those who died in the holocaust.
Editors Note A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0283
Publisher Turtleback Books
$23.64 + $2.98 shipping
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