The Slave

The Slave

A Novel

Paperback - 1962
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Four years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century, Jacob, a slave and cowherd in a Polish village high in the mountains, falls in love with Wanda, his master's daughter. Even after he is ransomed, he finds he can't live without her, and the two escape together to a distant Jewish community. Racked by his consciousness of sin in taking a Gentile wife and by the difficulties of concealing her identity, Jacob nonetheless stands firm as the violence of the era threatens to destroy the ill-fated couple.

Publisher: New York : Noonday Press, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1962 (1995 printing).
ISBN: 9780374506803
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hemley, Cecil


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Apr 14, 2014

An excellent read. One of the book recommended in the Torchlight List.


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