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Title:
The origin of sorrow
Author:
Mayer, Robert, 1939-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Camarillo, CA}] : Combustoica, 2011.

©2010
Physical Description:
578 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
For more than 300 years, from the 15th through the 18th century, there existed in the independent European city of Frankfurt an enclosed Jewish ghetto, one street wide and a quarter mile long, surrounded by high walls and locked gates, overcrowded, teeming with both the stench and the joy of human life. Once notorious, this Judengasse - Jews Lane - a passionate place infused with love and hate, with frustration, ambition and desire, has been largely forgotten. Now, in this dramatic, moving, and at times wildly comic novel, Robert Mayer brings to vivid life in fictional form what is essentially a true story: how a 16 year old girl named Guttle Schnapper married a 26 year old coin dealer named Meyer Rothschild, bore him ten living children - and how, incredibly, from this sordid ghetto emerged the richest family in the history of the world, before or since.
General Note:
Originally published: Baltimore : PublishAmerica, c2010.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781936404094
Format :
Book

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