Reuben Sachs: A Sketch
Oscar Wilde wrote of this novel, “Its directness, its uncompromising truths, its depth of feeling, and above all, its absence of any single superfluous word, make Reuben Sachs, in some sort, a classic.” Reuben Sachs, the story of an extended Anglo-Jewish family in London, focuses on the relationship between two cousins, Reuben Sachs and Judith Quixano, and the tensions between their Jewish identities and English society. The novel’s complex and sometimes satirical portrait of Anglo-Jewish life, which was in part a reaction to George Eliot’s romanticized view of Victorian Jews in Daniel Deronda, caused controversy on its first publication. This Broadview edition prints for the first time since its initial publication in The Jewish Chronicle Levy's essay "The Jew in Fiction." Other appendices include George Eliot's essay on anti-Jewish sentiment in Victorian England and a chapter from Israel Zangwill's novel The Children of the Ghetto. Also included is a map of Levy's London with landmarks from her biography and from the "Jewish geography" of Reuben Sachs.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Adelaide Amy Levy Anglo-Jewish Anglo-Jewry Appendix beautiful Benjamin Disraeli Bertie Bertie's British Cambridge career character Christian Clementina Black Cohen of Trinity composite cousin cried culture dance Daniel Deronda daughter Disraeli double-consciousness drawing-room Eliot's England English essay Esther eyes face feeling Galton gender Gentile George Eliot girl hand heart Hebrew Hermann Adler Israel Jew in Fiction Jewess Jewish Chronicle Jewish identity Jewish type Jewish Women Judaism Kensington Kensington Palace Gardens knew Kohnthal Lady Lee-Harrison Leuniger Linda Hunt Linda Hunt Beckman literary looked Lord Norwood Maida Vale marriage marry middle-class modern Montague Cohen mother never Newnham Newnham College novel old Solomon person poem poet political published race race science religion religious Reuben Sachs Romance Rose seemed Sidney smile social society Solomon Sachs soul stood things thought tion tribal Victorian voice West London Synagogue woman writer