"I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own": The Chosen; Inscribed by Chaim Potok

  • The Chosen.

The Chosen.

Item Number: 49028

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967.

First edition, early printing of the author’s first book set in the mid-twentieth Century, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Chaim Potok in 1968 on the front free endpaper. Small stamp on the front free endpaper and title page, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon.

It is the now-classic story, The Chosen tells the story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual brother, and a link to an unexplored world that neither had ever considered before. "Anyone who finds it is finding a jewel. Its themes are profound and universal" (The Wall Street Journal).