The Jew of Seville
By (author) Victor Sejour
Translated by Norman R. Shapiro
Introduction by M. Lynn Weiss
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Jew of Seville by Victor Sejour
Book DescriptionThe Jew of Seville tells the story of Jacob Eliacin, a Jew, during the Spanish Inquisition. Eliacin masquerades as a Christian and becomes a prominent member of the court at Seville, but his background is revealed following his daughter's seduction
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252074073
(203mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Victor Sejour
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In Sejour's rendering, an infant girl Noemi is taken from her Jewish family after being baptized by a wet nurse. Seventeen years later, the baby's widowed and wealthy mother masquerades as a poor fortune-teller in search of her daughter. This work retells Edgardo Mortara's removal from his home by the Bologna inquisitor.
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Author Biography - Victor Sejour
Victor Sejour (1817-74) was born in Louisiana but made his career as a playwright in France. Norman R. Shapiro, professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Wesleyan University, is a widely published translator of French theater, poetry, and prose.M. Lynn Weiss is an associate professor of American studies at the College of William and Mary. Their previous collaborations include Creole Echoes: The Francophone Literature of Nineteenth-Century Louisiana.
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