Alroy: The Prince of the Captivity
by Benjamin Disraeli
Publisher: M. Walter Dunne 1833
Number of pages: 341
Probably the first Jewish historical novel ever published. D'Israeli describes David as a young man who was known as a descendant of King David and who was accepted as being the king of the Jews before he proclaimed himself the messiah. We read how he kills the brother of the Sultan who was trying to rape his sister and his adventures during his flight to save himself from the Sultan's wrath...
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There is an island in the Indian Ocean, so unfortunate as not yet to have been visited either by Discovery Ships or Missionary Societies. It is a place where all those things are constantly found which men most desire to see ...
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