Summary: Four years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century Jacob a slave and cowherd in a Polish village high in the mountains falls in love with Wanda his master's daughter. Even after he is ransomed he finds he can't live without her and the two escape together to a distant Jewish community. Racked by his consciousness of sin in taking a Gentile wife and by the difficulties of concealing her identity Jacob nonetheless stands firm as the violence of the era threatens to d ...show moreestroy the ill-fated couple. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 62
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