Gregor--a teenaged boy, the lone survivor of his family--is hiding from the Germans in the forest. He hides in a cave, where he meets a mysterious stranger who saves his life. He hides in the village, posing as a deaf-mute peasant boy. He hides among the partisans of the Jewish resistance. But where, he asks, is God hiding? And where can one find ...Read MoreGregor--a teenaged boy, the lone survivor of his family--is hiding from the Germans in the forest. He hides in a cave, where he meets a mysterious stranger who saves his life. He hides in the village, posing as a deaf-mute peasant boy. He hides among the partisans of the Jewish resistance. But where, he asks, is God hiding? And where can one find redemption in a world that God has abandoned? In a story punctuated by friendship and fear, sacrifice and betrayal, Gregor's wartime wanderings take us deep into the ghost-filled inner world of the survivor.Read Less
VG Used, Good in Good jacket. HARDCOVER, VG/Good, Holt, Rinehart And Winston, Inc., 1966, Indicated as printing #2, 226 pages, 1 in. H x 9 in. L x 6 in. W, 16 oz. This copy shows significant wear, but pages are intact, is a former library copy with the usual markings.
Good. B000I1RZFO Former library book with sticker on the side and card holder on the back cover. Signed by author. Some yellowing and smudging on the cover. No dust jacket. 100% of the proceeds helps send books to schools and libraries in developing countries through the International Book Project. 100% of proceeds help send books overseas to schools and libraries throughout the developing world.
INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. This book was inscribed in Hebrew and signed by Wiesel on the table of contents page. Former owners name else a fine hardcover book in a good dustjacket. The jacket has a small chip along the top edge of its front panel.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed. First Edition. DJ has damage and tears; Otherwise, book is in VG, Unmarked condition. Signed by author! ! Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. Inscribed by Author Translated from the original French by Frances Frenaye. First American edition, second printing. Inscribed by Wiesel to the half-title page: "For / Mittelman / Elie W.". Publisher's white paper boards with black paper spine, lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen, with a black and white photograph of a tree by Naomi Savage to the front panel and spine lettered in black and white. Near fine, with a hint of faint toning to the top edges of the boards, bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and short tears to the extremities, bright and unfaded spine, minor nicks to the spine ends, light creasing to the otherwise fresh panels, some creasing to the top edge of the rear panel. The Gates of the Forest is Elie Wiesel's fifth book, which explores the theme of identity in the wake of the Holocaust. The novel features young Hungarian-Jewish protagonist Gregor, the sole survivor of his family who has narrowly escaped Nazi persecution by hiding in a cave in the woods. There, he meets a fellow escapee named Gavriel, who explains that Gregor must not await the Messiah but find him in his fellow man. Each of the novel's four sections represent four different attempts by Gregor to find God and an answer to his philosophical questions. The novel concludes with Gregor's acceptance that God is in fact everywhere, touching on the theme of Hasidism that would be more clearly developed in Wiesel's 1972 Souls on Fire. Indeed, Wiesel explains in his 1984 interview with Paris Review, "My characters are Hasidism who are unwittingly influenced by existentialism; or the other way around, existentialists, young people, often not knowing what they are, who are influenced by Hasidism."
BOOK NEAR FINE. JACKET VERY GOOD+ 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 1ST PRINTING. HANDSOME, COLLECTIBLE COPY.
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