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Reuben Sachs By Amy Levy Reuben Sachs 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 Oscar Wilde
  • Title: Reuben Sachs
  • Author: Amy Levy
  • ISBN: 9781551115658
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reuben Sachs By Amy Levy 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 Oscar Wilde
    Reuben Sachs By Amy Levy Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy Reuben Sachs is a short novel written by a young British Jewish woman she was in her s in the s, that consciously sets out to enlarge or correct the picture of the British Jewish community set out by George Eliot in Daniel Deronda. Reuben Sachs Amy Levy Free Download, Borrow, and Reuben Sachs is a London lawyer whose political aspirations do not include marriage to Judith Quixano, the daughter of a respectable but unexceptional family But without Reuben, a woman like Judith might have a bleak future in mid th century England a loveless marriage or lifelong dependancy are apparently her only options Reuben Sachs Kindle edition by Levy, Amy Literature Feb , Reuben Sachs Kindle edition by Levy, Amy Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Reuben Sachs. Amy Levy Reuben Sachs London Fictions Reuben Sachs surprises in several ways it turns out that the title is deliberately misleading and Levy s real interest is not Reuben but a character called Judith, who loves him but whom he does not marry because of his ambition and because his mother insists that Reuben will do nothing rash As a result the woman he loves is sacrificed on the altar of Jewish patriarchy. Reuben Sachs Broadview Press Mar , Reuben Sachs, the story of an extended Anglo Jewish family in London, focuses on the relationship between two cousins, Reuben Sachs and Judith Quixano, and the tensions between their Jewish identities and English society. Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy Persephone Books This novel is about a couple who love each other, but his political ambitions demand money and she is poor Reuben Sachswould be a fairly standard late Victorian novel about the cruelty of the marriage market if it were not imbued with feminist polemic Amy Levy was sharply critical of the empty lives led by women with nothing to do all day except gossip, play cards and go shopping. Reuben Sachs A Sketch Amy Levy Free Download, Borrow Feb , Reuben Sachs A Sketch Item Preview remove circle Share or Embed This Item EMBED EMBED for wordpress hosted blogs and archive item description tags Want Advanced embedding details, examples, and help No_Favorite share Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy Persephone Books This 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 was sharply critical of the empty lives led by women with nothing to do all day except gossip, play cards and go shopping. Reuben Sachs Amy Levy, Julia Neuberger Mar , Reuben Sachs is the love affair between Reuben Sachs and his cousin, Judith Quinxano, in London in the late th century At the time that it was written it was an exploration of the contemporary s in Jewish, upper middle class society.
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    1. Amy Levy

      Levy was born in Clapham, London, the second daughter of Lewis Levy and Isobel Levin Her Jewish family was mildly observant, but as an adult Levy no longer practised Judaism she continued to identify with the Jews as a people.She was educated at Brighton High School, Brighton, and studied at Newnham College, Cambridge she was the first Jewish student at Newnham, when she arrived in 1879, but left after four terms.Her circle of friends included Clementina Black, Dollie Radford, Eleanor Marx daughter of Karl Marx , and Olive Schreiner Levy wrote stories, essays, and poems for periodicals, some popular and others literary Her writing career began early her poem Ida Grey appearing in the journal the Pelican when she was only fourteen The stories Cohen of Trinity and Wise in Their Generation, both published in Oscar Wilde s magazine Women s World, are among her best Her second novel Reuben Sachs 1888 was concerned with Jewish identity and s in the England of her time and was consequently controversial Her first novel Romance of a Shop 1888 depicts four sisters who experience the pleasures and hardships of running a business in London during the 1880s Other writings as well, including the daring Ballad of Religion and Marriage, reveal feminist concerns Xantippe and Other Verses 1881 includes a poem in the voice of Socrates s wife the volume A Minor Poet and Other Verse 1884 has dramatic monologues too, as well as lyric poems In 1886, Levy began writing a series of essays on Jewish culture and literature for the Jewish Chronicle, including The Ghetto at Florence, The Jew in Fiction, Jewish Humour and Jewish Children Her final book of poems, A London Plane Tree 1889 , contains lyrics that are among the first to show the influence of French symbolism.Traveling in Europe, she met Vernon Lee in Florence in 1886, and it has been said that she fell in love with her Vernon Lee Violet Paget , the fiction writer and literary theorist, was six years older, and inspired the poem To Vernon Lee.Despite many friends and an active literary life, Levy had suffered from episodes of major depression from an early age which, together with her growing deafness, led her to commit suicide on September 10, 1889, at the age of twenty seven, by inhaling carbon monoxide Oscar Wilde wrote an obituary for her in Women s World in which he praised her gifts.

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    1. Reuben Sachs is a short novel written by a young British Jewish woman she was in her 20s in the 1880s, that consciously sets out to enlarge or correct the picture of the British Jewish community set out by George Eliot in Daniel Deronda Amy Levy seems to have felt that George Eliot painted a picture that was at once too romantic and eastern and too homogeneous Through the description of the various connections of Reuben Sachs, a young politician, Amy Levy shows us different attitudes and classes [...]


    2. This is a beautifully crafted little novel The language is faultless, pared down to only that which is needed, yet at the same time painting an unforgetable picture of Anglo Jewish life at the end of the 19th century The story is that of Reuben Sachs abnd his cousin Judith Quixano Much is expected of young Reuben, and Judith is a poor relation, and a romance between them would be unthinkable in the gossipy, snobbish community they live in In terms of plot it might be fair to say that not much ha [...]


    3. My first Persephone Reuben Sachs sounded incredibly promising when I came across it in Skoob, my absolute favourite second hand book store in London The blurb describes it as a feminist plea and praised by Oscar Wilde Well, I just had to pick that up However, upon finishing the novel, I can t help but feel a little underwhelmed.Unfortunately, the first two thirds of the story was rather dull We follow Reuben himself and Judith Quixano, two young Jews in London Although it seems that Amy Levy was [...]


    4. Few imprints deliver books of such consistent quality as Persephone At first I found this novella heavy going, because of tirades against the way Jews look and behave on almost every page Apparently the author was very ambivalent towards her own background, which may account partly for her suicide when she was 27 years old But the story does gather momentum, and builds towards a thoroughly satisfying finale In the end I found it not only a curio but a genuine if slight achievement The topic is o [...]


    5. This novel was almost as interesting for its author as for its subject matter Amy Levy is surprisingly little known a highly educated British Jew, who attended Cambridge in the 1880s, travelled widely and published poetry and fiction before her early death by suicide at the young age of 27 Reuben Sachs 1888 is her most famous work and though slight of plot it packs into its 150 pages a kaleidoscope of Jewish characters, their different characteristics described with great skill From the old pate [...]


    6. Leaves you wondering what Amy Levy might have achieved had she not committed suicide in 1889, in her late 20s After reading this novel, Oscar Wilde described Levy as a girl of genius , and in many ways she was a precursor of modernism She admired Jane Austen and that influence is clear in the plot and her ironic style However her darker vision also encompassed a critique of capitalism and a feminist perspective.


    7. A Jewish Thomas Hardy Starcrossed lovers who take choices that suit their circumstances and peer group rather than following their heart The choices they take prove fatal, both literally and metaphorically That the novel was said to be anti Semitic and panned by critics probably contributed to the depression that lead to the tragic suicide of the author.


    8. Rather slow at the beginning and unfortunate that Amy Levy has been called the Jewish Jane Austen Her character descriptions are not in the least Austenesquebut the book is utterly readable and we do feel for the characters.A bit too much discussion of the race of Shem for modern taste but this book is very much of its period and definitely worth reading.



    9. I did not really enjoy the writing that much, but I absolutely loved everything that needed to be read between the lines This is a great little novel which gives an accurate vision of 19th century London and what it was like to be part of a Jewish family at the time It will also give you all the feels if you are as sensitive as me I cried my eyes out and spent half a pack of tissues on this book.


    10. I liked this story, and the way to storyteller wrote about her characters But I am not of the Jewish faith, and some of the faith traditions and commentary were simply lost on me I regret not being able to understand her characters fully.


    11. This was my first Persephone and it was sweet and sad and its strange and lovely to read a book by a Jewish female author of that time.


    12. The writing style for this Victorian era novel felt modern and not very stuffy at all I found it hard to believe that this was written around the time Daniel Deronda was written the book is a little bit of a riposte to George Eliot s overly exotic, romantic treatment of Jewish characters in that book.It is about an extended Jewish family in England during the 1800s, and mainly centers around the romantic sparks that fly between a young up and coming politician Reuben Sachs and his adoptive cousi [...]


    13. Reuben Sachs is the second Persephone Books work to be featured on my website and I was very excited to get my hands on it Social satire written by a young Victorian woman Yes please Oscar Wilde himself had nothing but praise for the book Its directness, its uncompromising truths, its depth of feeling, and, above all, its absence of any single superfluous word, make it, in some sort, a classic Like all Levy s best work it is sad, but the sadness is by no means morbid The strong undertone of mora [...]


    14. I love Jane Austen The comparison of Amy Levy to Austen featured in Persephone s description of the book is what prompted me to pick up Reuben Sachs I think the comparison is apt, but gave me entirely the wrong impression I expected something light and sparkling, cutting but fond in the way of Austen s romances It quickly becomes apparent that there is no happy ending possible to Reuben Sachs, and I left the novel unread and disappointed When I picked it up tonight, I knew what I was getting int [...]


    15. I read this in 2006 when studying abroad I kept the copy I d purchased because it seemed like it was kind of difficult to get ahold of It s short, so I re read it recently I kept wishing that Judith would have broken out of society s expectations for her and left both Reuben and Bertie by the end, but this, being a satire, doesn t do wish fulfillment The ending is rushed and I m not sure what she was going for by having everyone in a state of misery like that.


    16. Beautiful little gem of a book Wonderfully written with heavy, ponderous prose, and lively and realistic characters I just felt so much for the pain Judith goes through, Levy just sits back, and lets the reader absorb the images and emotions she creates I also love how everything just occurs gently within the background A truly touching book.


    17. This is the sort of book that I would never have picked up had I not been required to read it for class It s dry, tedious, uneventful really not a pleasure to read There s a cleverness to Levy s writing, true And the illustration of Anglo Jewish life was interesting Nevertheless, it was difficult to get through, and I will likely never pick it up again.


    18. Having a little public domain e book downloading spreeAnother book seemingly inspired by Daniel Deronda, but a good one.







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