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THE PROMISED LAND

ANTIN, Mary

Published by Houghton Mifflin Co.,, 1912
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ANTIN, Mary. THE PROMISED LAND [The Autobiography of a Russian Immigrant]. Illustrations from Photographs. Octavo, brownish-red cloth stamped in gilt (also seen in light bluish-gray cloth stamped in gilt, and in dark greenish-blue cloth stamped in gilt), pp. xvi, 373, illustrated (reproducing black-and-white photographs). Mary Antin (1881-1949), born in Polotzk, Russia, emigrated to the United States, with her family, in the 1890's. She attended Girls' Latin School, and went on to study at Barnard and Teachers' College. She became interested in liberal Judaism, women's issues, and trancendentalism. Her autobiography, 'The Promised Land,' published in 1912, was both a critical and popular success, and was a pioneer in the genre of immigrant autobiography [see Blain. 'Feminist Companion to Literature in English,' p. 27]. Owner's contemporary pencil name on front flyleaf (dated 'Aug. 1912'); binding is slightly rubbed at tips of spine, two small bumps on front cover, else a near fine, bright copy. First edition, first printing (with 1912 on title page and with "Published April 1912" on copyright page), variant binding of brownish-red cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 67293

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Title: THE PROMISED LAND

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.,

Publication Date: 1912

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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