ROAD OF AGES by Robert Nathan
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The enthusiastic readers of One More Spring will be waiting for this new Nathan book. The Book-of-the-Month Club adoption means general publicity. The publishers are backing it with enthusiasm and an extensive advertising campaign. So the ground is laid....The book is a far cry from its predecessors. It is a curious fantasy of a race on the march, the Jews of the world exiled to the Gobi Desert. This is the story of their odyssey, of how the characteristics of generations come out, regardless of the tragedy that has befallen them. Petty quarrels, love, friendship, birth, death, marriage, ambition, plans for a future capitalistic state, plans for a communistic state, riots, all and more are compact in the tragic story. There is relief in bits of rare beauty, in flashes of rather cynical humor, in insight into humanity at its best and worst. Austria, Poland, Russia, Asia -- the weary march takes its toll in human endurance. It is a book of underlying significance, not easy reading, and not likely to catch the contagion of popular appeal, except through the impetus of its start. Watch your turnover, before placing reorders.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1935
Publisher: Knopf