More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.
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"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions....There may be no better way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructive nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil." (Chicago Tribune)
She was great. who ever had the chance to read it as a child should read it as a grow up or a parent. it will be totally different and very very eye opening. Thanks Anne Frank!
What a sad but courageous story! I deeply admire the bravery and intelligence of young Anne , as well as the endurance of those living in the annex with her. I also admire those who risked their lives to help them. may their story never be forgotten!
it was a hard book to finish due to the content being so intense. it gives a insightful look into her struggles and what her and her family had to go through.
Such a beautiful truthful writing of Anne's life through frightening and challenging times. She somehow managed to live the fullness of her short life in hiding with so few resources--both people and possessions. I came away realizing how alike we all are and how valuable hers was to herself and all of us. So sorry to see hers end so cruelly and senselessly. She says she was good inside and bad outside (God/Ego)-- the bad being so hard to suppress. Can we have the self-awareness Anne had to find the good inside of us to overcome the ever-recurring bad part of our nature? I hope we always try.
This historic diary becomes even more powerful as Selma Blair's young melodic voice and accurate depictions of teenage angst truly bring Anne Frank alive. Given the nature of the first-person dialogue, I came to associate Ms. Blaire's voice strongly with the character and found myself mourning Anne's death at the end of the book much as I would a close friend. It was an experience that was as emotionally draining as it was intellectually stimulating and morally demanding. A must-read and must-listen experience.
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