Anne Frank’s diary is one of the most recognised and widely read books of the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht
in Amsterdam each year to see the annexe where Anne and her family hid from the occupying forces, before eventually being deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Only Anne’s father, Otto, survived the Holocaust.
Anne Frank: The Collected Works includes each of the versions of Anne’s world-famous diary including the ‘A’ and ‘B’ diaries now in continuous, readable form, and the definitive text (‘D’) edited by renowned translator and author Mirjam Pressler. For the first time readers have access to Anne’s letters, personal reminiscences, daydreams, essays and notebook of favourite quotes. Also included are background essays by notable writers such as historian Gerhard Hirschfeld (University of Stuttgart) and Francine Prose (Bard College) on topics such as ‘Anne Frank’s Life’, ‘The History of the Frank Family’ and ‘The Publication History of Anne Frank’s diary’, as well as numerous photographs of the Franks and the other occupants of the annexe.
An essential book for scholars and general readers alike, The Collected Works brings together for the first time Anne Frank’s complete writings, together with important images and documents. Supported by the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, Switzerland, set up by Otto Frank to act as the guardian of Anne’s work, this is a landmark publication marking the anniversary of 90 years since Anne’s birth in 1929.