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The Rise of David Levinsky; A Novel

By Cahan, Abraham

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Title: The Rise of David Levinsky; A Novel  
Author: Cahan, Abraham
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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SOMETIMES, when I think of my past in a superficial, casual way, the metamorphosis I have gone through strikes me as nothing short of a miracle. I was born and reared in the lowest depths of poverty and I arrived in America—in 1885—with four cents in my pocket. I am now worth more than two million dollars and recognized as one of the two or three leading men in the cloak-and-suit trade in the United States. And yet when I take a look at my inner identity it impresses me as being precisely the same as it was thirty or forty years ago. My present station, power, the amount of worldly happiness at my command, and the rest of it, seem to be devoid of significance...

Table of Contents
· BOOK I. HOME AND SCHOOL · CHAPTER I · CHAPTER II · CHAPTER III · CHAPTER IV · BOOK II. ENTER SATAN · CHAPTER I · CHAPTER II · CHAPTER III · BOOK III. I LOSE MY MOTHER · CHAPTER I · CHAPTER II · BOOK IV. MATILDA · CHAPTER I I · CHAPTER II · CHAPTER III · CHAPTER IV · CHAPTER V · BOOK V. I DISCOVER AMERICA · CHAPTER I · CHAPTER II · CHAPTER III · CHAPTER IV

 

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