The Wall

The Wall

by John Hersey, John R. Hersey

Paperback(1st Vintage Books ed)

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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: 537,419
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914 and lived there until 1925, when his family returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis’s secretary, and then worked several years as a journalist. Beginning in 1947 he devoted his time mainly to writing fiction. He won the Pulitzer Prize, taught for two decades at Yale, and was president of the Authors League of America and Chancellor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Hersey died in 1993.

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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