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Beggar in Jerusalem, a (1968) [Novel]
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In a novel of soaring power and stunning spiritual sensitivity, the major events of a century collide in the body and soul of one man. Elie Wiesel's great bestseller is the unforgettable story of a people's desperate struggle to defend itself and to forge on the anvil of history a new destiny. In the author's words,it is "an adventure of one madman, who one night saw not the end of all things, but their beginning." It is a novel of men and women, despair and hope, and of a man confronting his fate.

Original title: Le Mendiant de Jerusalem
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Edition #1: A Beggar in Jerusalem

A Beggar in Jerusalem (1970)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Lily Edelman
  • "With A BEGGAR IN JERUSALEM Elie Wiesel becomes this generation's only prophet." André Schwarz-Bart, author of THE LAST OF THE JUST
  • "With A BEGGER IN JERUSALEM Elie Wiesel has written one of the rare works: a spiritual adventure so profound that it demands to be judged in terms of major world literature." Daniel Stern, Book World
  • "A legend of the Jews with the force and dimension of epic recapitulation... Wiesel's intelligence and humanity are manifest on every page." Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek
  • "A fascinating tale... a work of considerable literary signifigance... a testament to the living and the dead... a tale that is insightful in terms of ideas, signifigant in the way it successfully meets the demands of the novel form and exciting simply as a story." Chaim Potok, Chicago Sun Times
  • "So charged, so subtle, so superb is Mr. Wiesel's prose style, so dangerously lucid, that his memory becomes our reality." Johnn Leonard, The New York Times
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A Beggar in Jerusalem (May 27, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Schocken Books
ISBN: 0805210520
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.7
Pages: 224

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