Inscribed first edition of this epic novel about the founding of Israel, later adapted into a movie starring Paul Newman.
Near fine in very good dust jacket.
"Twenty-five thousand Jews poured onto the Haifa dock to cheer the creaky little boat... the EXODUS had come home!"
EXODUS was an immediate bestseller, and Hollywood quickly translated its popularity with an Oscar-winning movie in 1960. EXODUS introduced America at large to the newly founded nation of Israel, cultivating sympathy for its founders through the exploits of heroic fictional characters. In turn, Uris depicts the Palestinian Arabs in a negative light, even casting them as Nazi sympathizers. These themes continue to be seen in American popular and political conceptions of Israel.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1958. 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original quarter blue cloth with textured boards and silver and black lettering. Original color pictorial dust jacket, price-clipped, designed by Sydney Butchkes with art by Harlan Krakowitz. Green topstain, fore-edge machine deckle, endpapers of a map of the Middle East. Each "book" (i.e. section) with blue title and black-and-white map. , 626,  pages. Inscribed by Uris in green ink to half title page, "Shalom;" ink owner's name to front flyleaf. Dust jacket with some edgewear and two tiny closed tears, light scuffing. Mild bumping to spine ends, with one or two spots of foxing to edges. Sharp and bright.
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