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The Resource Sephora : a Hebrew tale, descriptive of the country of Palestine, and of the manners and customs of the ancient Israelites : two volumes

Sephora : a Hebrew tale, descriptive of the country of Palestine, and of the manners and customs of the ancient Israelites : two volumes

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Sephora : a Hebrew tale, descriptive of the country of Palestine, and of the manners and customs of the ancient Israelites : two volumes
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Sephora
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a Hebrew tale, descriptive of the country of Palestine, and of the manners and customs of the ancient Israelites : two volumes
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eng
Summary
Using the literary device of a novel to frame a travel account, Mrs. N.W. Oliver "attempts to give a sketch of the manner and customs of the ancient Israelites, and also a true general description of the country of Judea" (see Preface, p. vii).
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index present
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fiction
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Sephora, daughter of basketmakers, is the literary device through which the reader is introduced to such customs as sacred dances, marriage rites, and holidays. The cave of Machpelah, the old synagogues, and the narrow streets of Jerusalem form the background for some of the action. In its final chapter, the "Hebrew" tale changes course dramatically when Sephora's dead son is brought back to life by a "heavenly stranger," throwing into question the assumptions and motives informing this novel. The lengthy 97-page appendix in volume 2 is a detailed dictionary of ancient terms, customs, and geography drawn chiefly from Burder's Oriental customs, and travel accounts by Clarke, Shaw, and Tavernier;
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Sephora : a Hebrew tale, descriptive of the country of Palestine, and of the manners and customs of the ancient Israelites : two volumes
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  • Attributed to Mrs. N.W. Oliver; see Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English literature / by Dennis E. Rhodes and Anna E.C. Simoni, volume 9, p. 301
  • Includes index of appendix terms
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
2 v. (280, 280 pages)
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Spec. Coll. copy: Contemporary half binding of gray marbled paper and purple leather boards; gold-stamped black leather spine labels. Large armorial bookplate on front and rear pastedowns in volumes 1 and 2, respectively, of John Paley of Ampton, with his motto "Cervus non servus;" book label of Melton Wold, the South Africa estate of George Arthur Paley (son of John Paley) located midway between Capetown and Johannesburg; manuscript shelf marks on both bookplate and book label. Purchase, Paulette Rose, 2013.
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  • (OCoLC)37301648
  • ucoclc37301648
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Sephora : a Hebrew tale, descriptive of the country of Palestine, and of the manners and customs of the ancient Israelites : two volumes
Publication
Note
  • Attributed to Mrs. N.W. Oliver; see Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English literature / by Dennis E. Rhodes and Anna E.C. Simoni, volume 9, p. 301
  • Includes index of appendix terms
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
2 v. (280, 280 pages)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Contemporary half binding of gray marbled paper and purple leather boards; gold-stamped black leather spine labels. Large armorial bookplate on front and rear pastedowns in volumes 1 and 2, respectively, of John Paley of Ampton, with his motto "Cervus non servus;" book label of Melton Wold, the South Africa estate of George Arthur Paley (son of John Paley) located midway between Capetown and Johannesburg; manuscript shelf marks on both bookplate and book label. Purchase, Paulette Rose, 2013.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37301648
  • ucoclc37301648

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