Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son (Penguin Classics)

Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son (Penguin Classics)

Sholem Aleichem


For the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the "Jewish Mark Twain,"a new translation of his most renowned works

Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son are the main celebrated characters in all of Jewish fiction. Tevye is the cute, Bible-quoting father of 7 daughters, a latest activity whose knowledge, humor, and resilience encouraged the lead personality in Fiddler at the Roof. And Motl is the lively and mischievous nine-year-old boy who accompanies his family members on a trip from their Russian shtetl to manhattan, and whose comical, poignant, and clear-eyed observations seize with impressive perception the struggles and hopes and triumphs of Jewish immigrants to the United States on the flip of the 20th century.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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