The Wall

The Wall

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by John Hersey, John R. Hersey
     
 

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Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring 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 emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty — a gripping and visceral story, impossible to put

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Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring 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 emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty — a gripping and visceral story, impossible to put down.

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"Only a true novelist could breathe warmth, compassion, humor, into what a historian would necessarily have pictured as a stark, hopeless, tragic series of events. Only a sensitive novelist could compel us to embark upon such a fearful adventure as this and remain until the end." — The New York Times

"A searching, heroic story." — The Atlantic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394756967
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
526,227
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read 'The Wall' twice so far and it never fails to draw me into the world of the Warsaw Ghetto. You are there! It's amazing. Everyone should take the time to read this book. It has the capability of teaching the world something about humanity and the importance of tolerance and compassion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I started out reading this book I got a little confused as far as all of the different characters and names. But once you get used to this type of writing(in diary form similar to The Diary of Anne Frank only on a broader scale). It really drags you in and you actually feel like you are there. John Hersey's descriptions of characters are so vivid that you can actually picture each one of them in your mind. This book is a page turner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will never forget this novel. It is one of the finest pieces of dramatic prose in the English language. The plot template is one of exponential growth in sheer drama, accelerating pace. It is a great piece of work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago