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The Jew of Seville

Author: Victor Séjour; Norman R Shapiro
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Jew of Seville, a five-act verse drama first performed in 1844, is the story of Jacob Eliacin, a Jew during the Spanish Inquisition. Eliacin had been humiliated and beaten by the uncle of his Christian lover, Bianca. The couple had fled to Greece, where Bianca had died in childbirth. Eliacin, who amassed great wealth, had assumed the name Diegarias and had raised daughter Ines a Christian. Twenty years later,
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Séjour; Norman R Shapiro
ISBN: 0252027000 9780252027000
OCLC Number: 47054640
Description: xxxiv, 171 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Diégarias.
Responsibility: Victor Séjour ; translated from the French by Norman R. Shapiro ; introduction by M. Lynn Weiss.

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