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The Island of the Innocent (Testament of Man #7) Vardis Fisher

The Island of the Innocent (Testament of Man #7)

Vardis Fisher

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Here is one of the great love stories of our time, the story of a son of Hellas and a daughter of Israel, set against the background of the first religious war in history. This war, says an eminent authority, was the most important struggle inMoreHere is one of the great love stories of our time, the story of a son of Hellas and a daughter of Israel, set against the background of the first religious war in history. This war, says an eminent authority, was the most important struggle in history for Western civilization. It was that incredible rebellion of the Maccabees.The theme is that of the conflict, which came to a climax then and is still with us, between the Greek concept of change, and the Judaic concept of the immutable and changeless, as revealed in commandments from God. This conflict unleashed furious passions, inhuman suffering, and such heroism as has seldom been equalled, as the orthodox Jews fought forty or a hundred to one, with crude weapons, to overthrow the blasphemy of their dissident fellows, and the entire mercenary might of Syria.In the midst of that terrific struggle are Philemon and Judith, whose story is as memorable as it is beautiful. Seldom do a man and a woman arrive at such deep understanding of one another under barbarous oppression. Here, indeed, in his publishers opinion, is the greatest novel Mr. Fisher has written. The author, too, feels that this is his best work.