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The Wandering Jew

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published by Milner and Company Limited (first published October 10th 1883)
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Simon Maxwell-Stewart
The Wandering Jew combines the sprightly, soapy élan of the best 19th Century penny dreadfuls with the gothic philosophy-book-masquerading-as-a-novel framework of Melmoth the Wanderer. It is utterly rife with dei ex machina, remorseless villains whose very physiognomy is as gnarled as their motives, heroes and heroines of angelic countenance and simplicity, and similar on-the-nose conceits and elements. It is also written by a great humanist, whose characters never lost their verisimilitude beca ...more
I read this first in English, and later in French. It was one of the most popular novels in French of the 19th century, and the story is rewarding if you stick with it.

As a rather violently anti-Catholic work, it was proscribed by the church, something that apparently made it even more popular.

The Jew in question is one who struck Jesus while on his way to crucifixion, then said "get going". Jesus then replied, "I am going, but do you remain until I return." The Jew is then condemned to march co
Mackenzie Nellis
Some of the most beautiful English written here by a French national. Written by a man with an extraordinary breadth of experience for his time, an epic romantic fantasy, and a stark portrayal of the commoner struggling for independence from the morass of religious and governmental autocracy. Written in the dawning of French revolution, and full of interesting historical anthropological tidbits. Definitely worth the 1000+ page read.
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Opening: The Arctic Ocean encircles with a belt of eternal ice the desert confines of Siberia and North America—the uttermost limits of the Old and New worlds, separated by the narrow, channel, known as Behring's Straits.

The last days of September have arrived.

The equinox has brought with it darkness and Northern storms, and night will quickly close the short and dismal polar day. The sky of a dull and leaden blue is faintly lighted by
Oh la la les Jésuites ont dû avoir chaud aux oreilles à la parution de ce livre!

très rocambolesque, mais un vrai régal.
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From Wikipedia:

Joseph Marie Eugène Sue (20 January 1804 – 3 August 1857) was a French novelist.
He was born in Paris, the son of a distinguished surgeon in Napoleon's army, and is said to have had the Empress Joséphine for godmother. Sue himself acted as surgeon both in the Spanish campaign undertaken by France in 1823 and at the Battle of Navarino (1828). In 1829 his father's death put him in poss
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