A serious, thoughtful, though at times melodramatic job, this novel of 18th century France and the problem of the Jew in...

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A serious, thoughtful, though at times melodramatic job, this novel of 18th century France and the problem of the Jew in that world of intolerance. Young Joshua, aware of the new ideals of equality, of Voltaire, of Rousseau, burns to escape the confines of his Jewish circle, and through his love for Marguerite, wife of Comte Saint-Florentin, succeeds in making the break, only to be thrown back on himself and his inhibitions, when his identity as a Jew is revealed to Marguerite. Travel- work-separation gives him unity again, and eventually they are reunited, she joins the Jewish faith, they marry and emigrate to the West Indies where they become famous for their tolerance, kindllkess and happiness in marriage.

Pub Date: Feb. 18, 1942

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dial

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1942