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Author: Chaim Potok
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The novel, set in the Bronx, New York, concerns a gifted Jewish boy who becomes a Biblical scholar. From shortly after birth, in the 1920's, David Lurie is plagued by illnesses that prove to be emblematic of his growing up. He is bullied by bigger boys, haunted by the "accidents" that he brings upon others, safe only within his pious home. David's inner life, tortured with fears and bad dreams is followed through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Jewish fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Potok, Chaim.
In the beginning.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975
(OCoLC)643661768
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0394499603 : 9780394499604
OCLC Number: 1500068
Description: 454 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Chaim Potok.

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The novel, set in the Bronx, New York, concerns a gifted Jewish boy who becomes a Biblical scholar. From shortly after birth, in the 1920's, David Lurie is plagued by illnesses that prove to be emblematic of his growing up. He is bullied by bigger boys, haunted by the "accidents" that he brings upon others, safe only within his pious home. David's inner life, tortured with fears and bad dreams is followed through the Depression, which nearly ruins his family; through the late thirties and forties, as the news from Europe grows more and more dreadful; and into his budding years as a scholar.

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