Exodus, a work of historical fiction, was written by Leon Uris in 1958. The book tells of the struggle of the Jewish people to establish the State of Israel, and to create hope and ensure freedom for the next generation. The main conflict of the book is the fight for Israeli independence, but the novel also addresses several historic eras of the Jewish people as well as how the Islamic and Jewish religions are forever intertwined but always at odds.  


See a complete list of the characters in Exodus and in-depth analyses of Akiva, Kitty Fremont, Dov Landau, Karen Hansen, and more.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Exodus, including major themes, motifs, and symbols.


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