Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; , 205,  pages
Publisher: London: Peter Owen Limited, 1957.
A Fine first edition/first printing in turquoise boards with gilt spine in very Nearly Fine dustwrapper, slightly faded, mainly along spine with only limited chipping. An attractive copy.
When Isaac Bashevis Singer won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1979, the Swedish Academy praised his "impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life. "Gimpel The Fool" is an important source of Jewish history, focusing on the lives of simple Jews, their struggles and joys.