Night

by Wiesel, Elie

Night is a memoir by Elie Wiesel, first published in Yiddish as Un di velt hot geshvign (And the World Kept Quiet) in 1956 in Buenos Aires by Union Central Israelita Polaca en la Argentina. The book is a harrowing account of Wiesel's experiences as a teenager during the Holocaust, detailing his imprisonment in several concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and the brutal conditions and atrocities he witnessed and endured. Through his haunting and poignant narrative, Wiesel raises fundamental questions about the nature of humanity, morality, and faith.

A heavily abridged edition of the novel (from 253 pages to around 144) was published in France in 1957 under the title La Nuit, with an introduction by French writer and Nobel laureate François Mauriac. Publishers in the US rejected the English translation, believing the audience for books recounting the horrors of the Holocaust to be limited. Hill and Wang finally agreed to publish the novel, paying Wiesel an advance of $250. Although well-reviewed, the book initially sold very slowly, with only 1,046 copies selling in the first 18 months at $3 each. It took three full years before the first print run of 3,000 copies sold out. By 1997 Night was selling 300,000 copies a year in the United States. In 2006 Hill and Wang released a new translation by Wiesel's wife, Marion Wiesel, and a new preface by the author. It was chosen for Oprah's Book Club, and became a New York Times bestseller. By 2011 it had sold six million copies and was available in 30 languages.

First Edition Identification

The true first edition - Un di velt hot geshvign (1956) - published in Yiddish by Union Central Israelita Polaca en la Argentina is exceedingly rare. 

The first abridged edition of "Night" was published by Editions de Minuit in France as La Nuit in 1957, with a print run of 900 copies. The first edition of the English translation was published by Hill and Wang in 1960, with a print run of 3,000 copies. The first American edition has 'First American Edition September 1960' on the copyright page. The first British edition has stated 'First Published by MacGibbon & Kee 1960' on the copyright page. 

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Collectible editions of "Night" include the first UK edition published by MacGibbon & Kee in 1964, and the 25th anniversary edition published by Hill and Wang in 1982.

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A terrifying true account of Elie Wiesel's experience through Nazi terror and concentration camps.

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Night

by Wiesel, Elie; Wiesel, Marion; Wiesel, Elie

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by Wiesel, Elie

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First Edition
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1960
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New York: Hill and Wang, 1960. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original black cloth lettered in silver. Near Fine with softening to spine ends, in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a tape repair to the bottom corner of the front panel extending onto the front flap, light edge… Read more about this item
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by Wiesel, Elie

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CollectibleAcceptable. 1972, seventh printing, Avon Books, W260. Has significant water warping/staining, Reading copy only, has significant to heavy reading/age wear and tear, may have some staining or water damage, pages may be tanned or fragile, may have loose hinges, may have light to heavy markings, not collector/gift quality. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of… Read more about this item
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Night

by WIESEL, Elie

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1960
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New York: Hill and Wang, 1960. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. First American edition stated. Small owner stamp on front fly, moderate overall wear, very good in fair only dust jacket with a large internally repaired creased tear on the front panel. Condition is somewhat compromised but basically an intact copy of a very scarce title, author's first book published… Read more about this item
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by Elie Wiesel

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First
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1960
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New York: Hill and Wang, 1960. First. hardcover. Very good/Very good. A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket, signed by the author on a tipped-in page. "First American Edition September 1960" stated on the copyright page and original price of $3.00 still on front flap of dust jacket.
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Night.

by Wiesel, Elie

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SPECIAL 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
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1982
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Bantam Books, New York., 1982. SPECIAL 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.. Soft Cover.. As New/--. Paperback.. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Book NEVER READ. GIFT QUALITY. Book Interior AS NEW/ Covers As New. Covers are white, lettering blue/black, pictorial front and back. Spine is straight and square.… Read more about this item
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by Wiesel, Elie

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1960
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London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Foxing, light dust soiling and light wear to edge of page block, else Near Fine. In a Very Good dust jacket, which is foxed and lightly worn. A sharp copy.
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Night.

by Wiesel, Elie

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1960
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London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1960. "If only I could get rid of this dead weight. Immediately 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… Read more about this item
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by Elie Wiesel; Foreword by Francois Mauriac; Translated by Stella Rodway

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First English Language Edition
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1960
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Inscribed by Wiesel to the half-title. Paper wraps. A clean copy with no previous owners' names or other defacements. 5.25 x 8 in
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Night.

by Wiesel, Elie

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1960
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London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1960. "If only I could get rid of this dead weight. Immediately 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… Read more about this item
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NIGHT

by Wiesel, Elie

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1985
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Geneva: Bibliophile Library, 1985. Hardcover. Very good+/No dust jacket. Podwal, Mark. Geneva: Bibliophile Library, 1985. Rodway, Stella and Mauriac, Francois. Signed by the author. Numerous b/w illustrations. Illustrated by Podwal, Mark. 199 pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark red leatherette. Gilt lettering and decorative stamp to spine and front board. … Read more about this item
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Night

by Elie Wiesel

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1982
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by Wiesel, Elie

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Night

by Elie Wiesel

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January 2006
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Hill and Wang, January 2006. Trade . Collectible Very Good. Very Good Softcover. Signed by author. Light shelfwear to covers. Spine end mildly bumped. Pages yellowing, but clean and tight in binding. Pictures available upon request. A locally owned, independent book shop since 1984.
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Night

by Wiesel, Elie

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1960
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Night: With Connected Readings

by Elie Wiesel

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Night

by Wiesel, Elie

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1982-02-28
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New York: Bantam Books, 1982-02-28. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 4x0x6. No Stock Photos! We photograph every item. edge wear, creasing to back cover, underlining and notes.A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family . . . the death of… Read more about this item
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