Tales from the Secret Annex

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Tales from the Secret Annex
Author Anne Frank
Original title 'Verhalen rondom het Achterhuis (Dutch)
Country The Netherlands
Language Dutch
Genre Short stories
Publisher Contact Publishing
Publication date
1949, revised 2003
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 160 pp
ISBN 978-0-553-56983-4
OCLC 31745749

Tales from the Secret Annex is a collection of miscellaneous prose fiction and non-fiction written by Anne Frank while she was in hiding during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands. It was first published in The Netherlands in 1949, then in an expanded edition in 1960. A complete edition appeared in 1982, and was later included in the 2003 publication of The Revised Critical Edition of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Along with her posthumously published diary, written in hiding between 1942 and 1944, Anne Frank wrote short stories, essays, personal recollections, and the first five chapters of a novel. The latter was written in the back half of one of her diary notebooks, while the short pieces were compiled into a journal begun on September 2, 1943. Entitled Verhaaltjes, en gebeurtenissen uit het Achterhuis beschreven door Anne Frank (Stories and Sketches from the Backhouse described by Anne Frank), it was recovered with her other manuscripts from her hiding place by Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl following Anne Frank's arrest by the Gestapo on August 19, 1944.

Further reading

By Anne Frank

  • Tales from the Secret Annex, Anne Frank (1956 and revised 2003)
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - The Definitive Edition, Anne Frank. Doubleday, 1995. ISBN 0-385-47378-8 (Hardcover) Unabridged version includes deletions from first edition.
  • The Revised Critical Edition of The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank, edited by David Barnouw and Gerrold van der Stroom. Doubleday, 2003. ISBN 0-385-50847-6.
  • Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annexe, Halban Publishers, 2010. Revised UK edition.