Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son

Sholem Aleichem, Dan Miron (Introducer), Aliza Shevrin (Translator)

Tevye is the compassionate, lovable, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, and Tevye the Dairyman is a heartwarming and poignant account of life in turn-of-the-century Russia. Through the workaday world of a rural dairyman, his grit, wit, and heart, his daughters' courtships and marriages, and the eventual menace of the pogroms, Sholem Aleichem reveals the fabric of a now-vanished world.

Motl is the clear-eyed, spirited, mischievous boy who narrates Motl the Cantor's Son, a comic novel about his emigration with his family from Russia to America. It is a journey that mirrors a larger exodus, telling the story of the disintegration of traditional Jewish life and the beginning of a new chapter of Jewish history in America.

  • Penguin Classics
  • Published 28th May 2009
  • 320 Pages
  • 130mm x 196mm x 22mm
  • 334g
  • £9.99