Schindler's Ark (Paperback)Thomas Keneally (author)
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Disturbing, harrowing and yet also deeply inspiring in its depiction of humanity and moral action, Schindler’s Ark holds a special place in the twentieth-century literary canon. The winner of 1982’s Booker Prize endures as a compassionate and thoughtful account of heroism in the face of a barbaric regime and its horrifying ‘final solution.’
Winner of the Booker Prize 1982
In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy. Made into the award-winning film Schindler's List.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 28 mm
'An extraordinary achievement.' - Graham Greene
'Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping.' - The Times
'Thomas Keneally has done marvellous justice to a marvellous story.' - Sunday Times
'Keneally is a superb storyteller. With SCHINDLER'S ARK he has given us his best book yet, a magnificent novel which held me from the first page to the last.' - Alan Sillitoe
'This remarkable book has the immediacy and the almost unbearable detail of a thousand eye witnesses who forgot nothing.' - New York Times Book Review
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