JEWISH TALES

Chicago : A.C. McClurg and Co, 1894. Paper Wrappers. Item #41848

1st English language edition; original cloth, 12mo. 317 pages. 18 cm. Singerman 4762. Originally in French by Leopold von Sacher Masoch; translated to English by Harriet Lieber Cohen.” Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian nobleman, writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name. During his lifetime, Sacher-Masoch was well known as a man of letters, in particular an utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non-fiction.” (wikipedia 2018). “In these quiet, out-of-the-way villages had Sacher Masoch, united to the Jew by no tie of creed, found material for his “Jewish Tales.” It is here he has discovered they types which inspired these little prose poems. Racy, piquant, spirited, crowded with striking contrasts, replete with dialogue, now bright and comic, now grave and serious, they follow rigorously the lines of truth…. The work imposes itself upon us from its moral as well as its literary standpoint, and must unquestionably take high rank as one of the most original and artistic productions of the day.” (preface) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Fiction. Jewish fiction. OCLC: 5703086. Ex library with usual marks, some pencil marks opposite first page, few page edges slightly torn, else Very Good Condition. (AC-7-16).

Price: $200.00