The books of Jacob, or, A fantastic journey across seven borders, five languages, and three major religions, not counting the minor sects. Told by the dead, supplemented by the author, drawing from a range of books, and aided by imagination, the which being the greateest natural gift of any person. That the wise might have it for a record, that my compatriots reflect, laypersons gain some understanding, and melancholy souls obtain some slight enjoyment
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.
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First American edition.
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[964] pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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"In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas ... begin to sweep the Continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Before long, he has changed not only his name but his persona; visited by what seem to be ecstatic experiences, Jacob Frank casts a charismatic spell that attracts an increasingly fervent following. In the decade to come, Frank will traverse the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires with throngs of disciples in his thrall as he reinvents himself again and again, converts to Islam and then Catholicism, is pilloried as a heretic and revered as the Messiah, and wreaks havoc on the conventional order, Jewish and Christian alike, with scandalous rumors of his sect's secret rituals and the spread of his increasingly iconoclastic beliefs"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tokarczuk, O., & Croft, J. (. (2022). The books of Jacob, or, A fantastic journey across seven borders, five languages, and three major religions, not counting the minor sects. Told by the dead, supplemented by the author, drawing from a range of books, and aided by imagination, the which being the greateest natural gift of any person. That the wise might have it for a record, that my compatriots reflect, laypersons gain some understanding, and melancholy souls obtain some slight enjoyment (First American edition.). Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- and Jennifer (Translator), Croft. 2022. The Books of Jacob, Or, A Fantastic Journey Across Seven Borders, Five Languages, and Three Major Religions, Not Counting the Minor Sects. Told By the Dead, Supplemented By the Author, Drawing From a Range of Books, and Aided By Imagination, the Which Being the Greateest Natural Gift of Any Person. That the Wise Might Have It for a Record, That My Compatriots Reflect, Laypersons Gain Some Understanding, and Melancholy Souls Obtain Some Slight Enjoyment. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- and Jennifer (Translator), Croft. The Books of Jacob, Or, A Fantastic Journey Across Seven Borders, Five Languages, and Three Major Religions, Not Counting the Minor Sects. Told By the Dead, Supplemented By the Author, Drawing From a Range of Books, and Aided By Imagination, the Which Being the Greateest Natural Gift of Any Person. That the Wise Might Have It for a Record, That My Compatriots Reflect, Laypersons Gain Some Understanding, and Melancholy Souls Obtain Some Slight Enjoyment New York: Riverhead Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tokarczuk, Olga, and Jennifer (Translator) Croft. The Books of Jacob, Or, A Fantastic Journey Across Seven Borders, Five Languages, and Three Major Religions, Not Counting the Minor Sects. Told By the Dead, Supplemented By the Author, Drawing From a Range of Books, and Aided By Imagination, the Which Being the Greateest Natural Gift of Any Person. That the Wise Might Have It for a Record, That My Compatriots Reflect, Laypersons Gain Some Understanding, and Melancholy Souls Obtain Some Slight Enjoyment First American edition., Riverhead Books, 2022.

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