Promised Land

Promised Land

By: Antin, Mary

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For the centennial of its first publication: a new edition of a seminal work on the American immigrant experience

Weaving introspection with political commentary, biography with history, The Promised Land, first published in 1912, brings to life the transformation of an Eastern European Jewish immigrant into an American citizen. Mary Antin recounts "the process of uprooting, transportation, replanting, acclimatization, and development that took place in her] own soul" and reveals the impact of a new culture and new standards of behavior on her family. A feeling of division--between Russia and America, Jews and Gentiles, Yiddish and English--ever-present in her narrative is balanced by insights, amusing and serious, into ways to overcome it. In telling the story of one person, The Promised Land illuminates the lives of hundreds of thousands.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Title: Promised Land

Author Name: Antin, Mary

Categories: Penguin Classics,

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

ISBN Number: 0143106775

ISBN Number 13: 9780143106777

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

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