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Translator: Mike Mitchell Cover design: Marie Lane Cover illustration: Jüri Arrak
"Of the volumes available to the English public, The Green Face, first published in 1916, is the most enjoyable. In an Amsterdam that very much resembles the Prague of The Golem, a stranger, Hauberisser, enters by chance a magician's shop. The name on the shop, he believes, is Chidher Green; inside, among several strange customers, he hears an old man, who says his name is Green, explain that, like the Wandering Jew, he has been on earth 'ever since the moon has been circling the heaven.' When Hauberisser catches sight of the old man's face, it makes him sick with horror. The face haunts him. The rest of the novel chronicles Hauberisser's quest for the elusive and horrible old man."
Alberto Manguel in The Observer
No. of pages: 224
Publication date: 01.10.2018
978 1 910213 89 6
978 1 907650 06 2
World English language in this translation.