First Edition of Elie Wiesel's The Night Trilogy; Signed by Him
The Night Trilogy: Night; Dawn; The Accident.
Item Number: 5694
New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.
First edition of this compilation of the author’s Night Trilogy. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Elie Wiesel on the half title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
"If only I could get rid of this dead weightImmediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever" wrote Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in reference to his dying father. Night relays Wiesel's experience as a prisoner in the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944-1945. Wiesel witnessed the inversion of convention and destruction of values. He writes, "here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friendseveryone lives and dies for himself alone." "To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record" (Alfred Kazin).