Book #70721

The Promise - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Chaim Potok
The Promise - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Chaim Potok.
The Promise - 1st Edition/1st Printing
The Promise - 1st Edition/1st Printing
The Promise - 1st Edition/1st Printing
The Promise - 1st Edition/1st Printing
The Promise - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969.

A Fine first printing of the first edition in a Near Fine dust-jacket with some wear around the edges, signed and inscribed by author Chaim Potok. There is a red publisher's stain on the top page edge.

Young Reuven Malter is unsure of himself and his place in life. An unconventional scholar, he struggles for recognition from his teachers. With his old friend Danny Saunders Reuven battles to save a sensitive boy imprisoned by his genius and rage; [xi, 1-2], 3-358, [359], [3] pages.

Price: $89.00

Author Bio

Chaim Potok

Author and rabbi Chaim Potok was born February 17, 1929 in the Bronx. He decided to become a write after reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce. His novel, The Chosen (1967), won the Edward Lewis Wallant Prize and was nominated for the National Book Award. It was made into a major motion picture in 1981, starring Maximilian Schell and Rod Steiger. Its sequel, The Promise (1969), won the Athenaeum Award in the year of publication. Chaim Potok died on died on July 23, 2002 in Merion, Pennsylvania.

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