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In the Heart of the Seas
S. Y. Agnon
Translated by I. M. Lask
Illustrated by T. Herzl Rome

Library of World Fiction
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The epic Hebrew novelist.”
—Clifton Fadiman

In the Heart of the Seas follows Hananiah, along with many rabbis and their wives, on a spiritual journey to Palestine. The trip is a test of courage and mirrors the daily trials and experiences of modern existence, yet yields renewed faith.

Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888–1970) was born in Buczacz, Galicia, the village described in his novel In the Heart of the Seas. He became one of the best-known Hebrew writers in the world and was the first Hebrew writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1966.

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cover of Heart of the Seas shows a woodcut of a sailing ship

October 2004
LC: 97-006432 PJ
128 pp.  4 1/2 x 71/2, 
10 line drawings
Paper ISBN 978-0-299-20704-5

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