(From the publisher):
Salome of the Tenements shocked many critics and writers when first published in 1923, but its author was immediately hailed as a major new talent. A love story of a working-class Salome and her "high-born" John the Baptist, the novel is based on the real-life story of Jewish immigrant Rose Pastor's fairytale romance with the millionaire socialist Graham Stokes. It also reflects Yezierska's own aborted romance with the famous educator John Dewey.
Original title: Salome of the Tenements
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant
Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ Twentieth Century