Judge On Trial

Klima, Ivan

Published by Knopf, 1993
ISBN 10: 0394589777 / ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used / hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

New York. 1993. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 30. 549 pages. April 1993. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Josef Sudek-'Air Mail Memories,for Dr. Brumlik'. 0394589777. keywords: September 14. inventory # 18619. FROM THE PUBLISHER - From one of Eastern Europeís most brilliant contemporary writers, a magnificent epic novel set in Prague after the Soviet invasion. In one of the cityís working-class districts, a landlady and her granddaughter have been found gassed. Their lodger, a pathetic mess of a man with a record of petty felonies and psychiatric disorders, has been arrested and has confessed to the murders. The death penalty is to be invoked, and Adam Kindl has been designated as the judge who will conduct the proceedings. The authorities, for unfathomable reasons of their own, have allowed Kindl to continue in his post, though in his uninhibited way he is as compromised by the events of 1968 as are his dissident friends. Now, however, when he is given an emotional powerhouse of a case to try, and is flooded with painful memories of his childhood in a concentration camp, Kindlís conscience cannot remain unscathed, and it becomes clear that it is his own trial that will be taking place, in more ways than one. Early in his career, Kindl had called for repeal of the death penalty. No longer a party member, and fully cognizant that his allegiance to the official party line is increasingly in question, Kindl gradually becomes aware that he himself is being forced into the spotlight, and that the imminent trial is one in which - being as much a defendant as a judge - he will have to submit totally to the will of the party or risk the ruin of his career. As Kindl takes stock of the growing contradictions of his family and love life - evoked here with Klimaís characteristic wit and passion - he wonders what chance he has in the face of his steadily increasing inner turmoil. First published underground in Prague in 1978 and then reworked by the author in 1986, JUDGE ON TRIAL is generally regarded as Klimaís masterpiece. It is a novel that echoes Kafka and Dostoevsky, but as a portrait of a man and his times it is startlingly original. As he sets forth the dynamics of Kindlís fate, Klima presents a vivid and unforgettable pictire of a generation compelled to witness the dissolution of its idelas. Gripping, trenchant, and rich in its interweaving of the personal and the politica, JUDGE ON TRIAL is a dazzling and haunting exploration of Czech history through the eyes of a flawed judge administering flawed justice. . Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.97 avg rating
(146 ratings)

Synopsis: An epic novel about those who stayed in Prague after 1968. When middle-aged judge Adam Kindl is asked not only to try a double murder case but is also expected to find the accused guilty, it is his own shattered faith in the political system that is put on trial.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover: “A great novel which transmits in detail the special qualities of life in a nightmare.” – Independent

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Judge On Trial
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ivan Klima
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Condition: Fair. 1st American Edition, 1993. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9239853

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ivan Klima
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Condition: Good. 1st American Edition, 1993. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP11909448

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ivan Klima
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Condition: Very Good. 1st American Edition, 1993. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP69562618

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ivan Klima
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Condition: Good. 1st American Edition, 1993. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP92667573

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ivan Klima
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
OwlsBooks
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2623615007

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ivan Kl?ma
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Free State
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Seller Inventory # G0394589777I3N01

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ivan Kl?ma
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Seller Inventory # G0394589777I3N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Klima, Ivan
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hawking Books
(Lake Arrowhead, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0394589777 Very Good Condition. Tear on cover. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # Z0394589777Z2

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ivan Klima
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
vladimir belskiy
(Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # AQ-IH5F-VN5N

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ivan Klima
Published by Knopf (1993)
ISBN 10: 0394589777 ISBN 13: 9780394589770
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394589777

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 26 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book