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Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl Definitive Edition
Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl Definitive Edition Author:Anne Frank, Otto Frank, Mirjam Pressler Anne Frank kept a diray from June 12, 1942, to August 1, 1944. Initially, she wrote it strictly for herself. Then, one day in 1944, Gerritt Bolkenstein, 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 Ge... more »rman occupation, which could be made available to the public. As an example, he specifically mentioned letters and diaries.
Impressed by this speech, Anne Frank decided that when the war was over she would publish a book based on her diary. She began rewriting and editing her diary, improving on the text, omitting passages she didn't think were interesting enough, and adding other from her memory, At the same time, she kept up her original diary. In the scholarly work "The Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition", Anne's first, unedited diary is referred to as version A, to distinguish it from her second, edited diary, which is known as version B...
...Otto Frank's original selection has now been supplemented with passages from Anne's A and B versions. Mirjam Pressler's definitive edition, approved by the Anne Frank-Fronds, contains approximately 30 percent more material and is intended to give the reader more insight into the world of Anne Frank.« less