"Why must we fight for the right to live, over and over, each time the sun rises?": First Edition of Exodus; Signed by Leon Uris
Exodus: A Novel of Israel.
Item Number: 94822
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1958.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by Leon Uris on the half-title page. Some offsetting and name to the half-title page, near fine in a near fine jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Sydney Butchkes. Jacket drawing by Harlan Krakowitz. Signed first editions of Exodus are uncommon.
Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. "Passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel" (The New York Times).