Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, and Day by…

The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, and Day

by Elie Wiesel

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
979158,791 (4.3)11

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 11 mentions

English (13)  Hebrew (1)  Catalan (1)  All languages (15)
Showing 1-5 of 13 (next | show all)
The first book made me cry; the second book made me think; the third book had me soul-searching. Each is so different yet communicates a range of emotions, thoughts and insights that are incredibly different. (I thought) I was prepared for Night - but was caught unawares at the depth of the human pain; I was drawn into the inner turmoil of Dawn and the deep religious and moral implications; The Accident was less compelling to me at first, but the final - so unexpected to me - scene helped completely reframe the story.

These are truly classics. Wiesel is a talented writer, but this is definitely his most raw and intense work. ( )
  Cecilturtle | May 3, 2015 |
  leahhenderson | Apr 18, 2015 |
The first book of this trilogy is a memoir followed by two novels that explore how holocaust survivors lives are altered. I was horrified and hypnotized with the memoir. ( )
  SparklePonies | Apr 28, 2014 |
This trilogy includes: Night, Dawn and The Accident.
  HolocaustMuseum | Mar 5, 2014 |
  cavlibrary | Jun 3, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 13 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
In memory of
my parents and of my little sister, Tzipora (E.W.)

This new translation
in memory of
my grandparents Abba, Sarah, and Nachman,
who also vanished into that night (M.W.)
First words
"They call him Moishe the Beadle, as if his entire life he had never had a surname."
If in my lifetime I was to write only one book, this would be the one.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Omnibus edition, includes Night, Dawn, and Day (Consisting of a memoir, translated by Marion Wiesel, and two novels).
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374521409, Paperback)

Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1960, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day.

In the short novel Dawn (1961), a young man who has survived the Second World War and settled in Palestine is apprenticed to a Jewish terrorist gang. Command to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage, the former victim becomes an executioner.

In The Accident, (1962), Wiesel again turns to fiction to question the limits of the spirit and the self: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life without the memories of the old? As the author writes in his introduction, "In Night it is the 'I' who speaks; in the other two [narratives], it is the 'I' who listens and questions."

Wiesel's trilogy offers meditations on mankind's attraction to violence and on temptation of self-destruction.

A Hill & Wang Teacher's Guide is available for this title.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:14 -0400)

(see all 6 descriptions)

Three works deal with a concentration camp survivor, a hostage holder in Palestine, and a recovering accident victim.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.
67 wanted
3 pay

Popular covers


Average: (4.3)
2 3
3 15
3.5 8
4 46
4.5 8
5 64

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,874,825 books! | Top bar: Always visible