FIRST EDITION The Nazarene by Sholem Asch, 1939
Synopsis: This classic novel by one of the greatest writers of Yiddish literature tells the unforgettable story of three men: Cornelius, an officer in the Roman garrison of Jerusalem in the first century A.D.; Joseph Arimathea, a young Pharisee student at the time; and Yeshua, a radical preacher from Galilee, better remembered by his Greek name of Jesus.
The stories of these three men are narrated by Pan Viadomsky, an anti-Semitic Polish scholar who claims to have discovered the lost Fifth Gospel, containing the life of Christ according to his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. With unparalleled historical immediacy, Asch's inspired work presents a sweeping panorama of the Holy Land nearly two thousand years ago.
- 1939 copy of The Nazarene by Sholem Asch
- hardcover, no dust jacket
- later editions have the impression number (i.e., "fifteenth impression"), so since 1939 is the only date listed this should be a first edition
- excellent condition