The Reader by Bernhard Schlink [1997 BCE HARDCOVER] • Pantheon Books

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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway


Oprah book club edition with logo on top.  

Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. 

Light shelf wear to jacket.  Book itself looks and reads as new. 

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.