SALVATION by Sholem Asch
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Three Cities won a large reading public, and will have done the ground work for this novel. The appeal of this is first and foremost, a Jewish market; secondly, those of your customers who lean toward the more serious type of story and who appreciate fine writing....The underlying theme is that goodness is not of the head but of the heart, and religion plays a main part in the picture, although there is a preservation of the sense of historical unity that characterized Three Cities. The character of Jeckiel, who became a Rabbi and for eighteen years worked miracles for his people in Russia a century ago, is so well done that he emerges from every page complete and significant. There is a universality in his interpretation of the essential spirit of religion that should appeal to a wide public.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1934
Publisher: Putnam