The wall / by John Hersey.
- Other records:
- First edition.
- New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.
632 pages ; 22 cm
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction.
Political persecution -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Warsaw (Poland) -- History -- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943 -- Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Warsaw, Poland : 1943)
Poland -- Warsaw.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York.
- The Wall tells the inspirational story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an symbol of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with cruelty, torture, starvation and humiliation.
- A novel.
"This is a Borzoi Book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc." --T.p. verso.
"This is a work of fiction. Broadly it deals with history, but in detail it is invented. Its 'archive' is a hoax. Its characters, even those who use functions with actual precedent - such as the chairmanship of the Judenrat, for example - possess names, faces, traits, and lives altogether imaginary."
"This book was set on the Linotype in Electra, designed by W. A. Dwiggins. The Electra face is a simple and readable type suitable for printing books by present-day processes."
"Jacket design by George Salter. Typography and binding by W. A. Dwiggins."--Dustjacket.
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 1951.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
- Penn Chronology:
- Salter, George, 1897-1967.
Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Hersey, John, 1914-1993. Wall.
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