The Rise of David Levinsky

By Abraham Cahan

“The most important of all immigrant novels.”—Carl Van Doren

A young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New York’s Lower East Side. The energy formerly focused on his religious studies now turns in the direction of rising to the top of the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.

538 pages

Location: New York City
# Fiction

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