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Reuben Sachs Paperback – 1 Mar 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Persephone Books Ltd (1 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903155126
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903155127
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 1.6 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Sadder but no less sparkling than Miss Pettigrew, this spirited satire is infused with a gentle melancholy.' -- The Independent on Sunday March 2001, Lisa Allardice

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This 1888 novel is about a couple who love each other, but his political ambitions demand money and she is poor. "Reuben Sachs" would be a fairly standard late-Victorian novel about the cruelty of the marriage market if it were not imbued with feminist polemic. Amy Levy (1861-89) was sharply critical of the empty lives led by women with nothing to do all day except gossip, play cards and go shopping. The setting is the Anglo-Jewish community in Bayswater, portrayed with a sardonic gaze that shocked contemporary readers. Yet the author's theme was broader, for she was in part reacting against Daniel Deronda: she believed that George Eliot had romanticised her Jewish characters and that no novelist had yet described the modern Jew with 'his surprising virtues and no less surprising vices.'Oscar Wilde observed: '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'.

Julia Neuberger writes in her Preface, 'This is a novel about women, and Jewish women, about families, and Jewish families, about snobbishness, and Jewish snobbishness'; while in the "Independent on Sunday", Lisa Allardice said: 'Sadder but no less sparkling than Miss Pettigrew, "Reuben Sachs" is another forgotten classic by an accomplished female novelist. Amy Levy might be described as a Jewish Jane Austen.'


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