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Night

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a wor... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141038995
Barcode 9780141038995
Published 10 November 2008 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: Yiddish)
Author(s) By Wiesel, Elie
By Wiesel, Marion
Series Penguin Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780141038995
ISBN-10 0141038993
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 10 November 2008
International Publication Date 4 September 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from Yiddish
Author(s) By Wiesel, Elie
By Wiesel, Marion
Series Penguin Modern Classics
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
European History
The Holocaust
Jewish studies
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 106g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.5318092;940.5318092
Catalogue Code 64249

Description of this Book

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A slim volume of terrifying power The New York Times Through his eyes, we witness the depths of both human cruelty and human grace--and we're left grappling with what remains of Elie, a teenage boy caught between the two. I gain courage from his courage Oprah Winfrey

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Author's Bio

Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania. He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. After the war, Elie Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps. The result was his internationally acclaimed memoir, La Nuit or Night, which has since been translated into more than thirty languages.

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