8vo. 283pp. Original cloth-backed boards with gilt lettering on spine; pictorial dust jacket. Spotting to sheet edges, otherwise a fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 401661
Synopsis: Wiesel, Elie; tr. by Marion Wiesel, Oath, The: A Novel
From the Inside Flap:
When a Christian boy disappears in a fictional Eastern European town in the 1920s, the local Jews are quickly accused of ritual murder. There is tension in the air and a pogrom threatens to erupt. Suddenly, an extraordinary man--Moshe the dreamer, a madman and mystic--steps forward and confesses to a crime he did not commit, in a vain attempt to save his people from certain death. The community gathers to hear his last words--a plea for silence--and everyone present takes an oath: whoever survives the impending tragedy must never speak of the town's last days and nights of terror.
For fifty years the sole survivor keeps his oath--until he meets a man whose life depends on hearing the story, and one man's loyalty to the dead confronts head-on another's reason to go on living.
One of Wiesel's strongest early novels, this timeless parable about the Jews and their enemies, about hate, family, friendship, and silence, is as powerful, haunting, and significant as it was when first
published in 1973.
Title: The Oath
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1973
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First American edition.
Book Description Random House, 1973. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP86564327
Book Description Random House, NY, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Seller Inventory # 210419
Book Description Random House. Condition: Very Good. First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # SB16C-01073
Book Description Random House. Condition: Good. First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # J01A-01499
Book Description Random House, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 023638
Book Description Random House, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Binding Tight Pages Clean Edge Wear To Dust Jacket. Book. Seller Inventory # 105731
Book Description Random House, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Iconic book, dust jacket price clipped First American edition fine collectible copy. Seller Inventory # ABE-1574117005996
Book Description Random House, NY, 1973. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. First printing. Fine in a near fine, priceclipped dustjacket with minute edgewear. Seller Inventory # 005440
Book Description Random House 1973-01-01 00:00:00, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0394487796 Random House 1973-01-01 00:00:00 VG. in VG dj dj w/lite wear, in mylar 283 pages. 1st US edition. 8vo Used books show some shelf wear. Rarely contain notes/highlighting. Please contact seller for specific condition queries. Seller Inventory # 25096
Book Description Random House, New York, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition. book and jacket are in very good condition. no markings. some shelf wear to edges. discoloration to white parts of DJ. private library seal to first blank page. Seller Inventory # 010910