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Book Title: Raquel|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.49 MB
v The author of the book: Lion Feuchtwanger
Edition: New American Library/Vintage/Signet
Date of issue: December 1st 1958
ISBN 13: 9780451014771
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Read full description of the books Raquel:The Spanish Ballad (originally published as "Die Jüdin von Toledo") is a 1955 novel by German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger. The story focuses on the "Golden Age" of learning in medieval Spain, and also describes the affair of Alfonso VIII with the Jewish Raquel in Toledo.
In Lion Feuchtwanger's prologue to the story, he mentions that the ballad was originally written by Alfonso X of Castile in regards of his Great-Grandfather (Alfonso VIII).
Read information about the authorLion Feuchtwanger (1884-1958) was a German Jewish emigre. A renowned novelist and playwright who fled Europe during World War II and lived in Los Angeles from 1941 until his death.
A fierce critic of the Nazi regime years before it assumed power precipitated his departure, after a brief internment in France, from Europe. He and his wife Marta obtained asylum in the United States in 1941 and remained there in exile until they died.
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