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 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. 'One of the greatest books of the twentieth century' Guardian 'A
modern classic' Julia Neuberger, The Times

Anne Frank—The Diary of a Young Girl

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