In the 16th century, there was great interest in the kind of magic that is in fact science. But the scientists were ahead of their time. There was no machinery. Da Vinci had already drawn plans for a submarine and an airplane, but it was impossible to have them built. Legends began to grow. Soon it was told, as absolute truth, that a living being had been created out of clay. Was there reason to believe this? Who can say? But one of the most enduring of all these legends was the story that a great rabbi, by the power of his mystic wisdom, had been permitted by God to create a manlike being in order to save the Jews from destruction. This was the Golem. Now Sulamith Ish-Kishor has written an exciting novel, based on this legend, told through the eyes of an orphan boy, Gideon ben Israyel. By a strange series of events, the High Rabbi of the city of Prague entrusts him with an awesome task. Brave, strong, and loyal, Cideon wants to do right. But he makes one fateful mistake.
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1971. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60260890