Le Juif Errant by Eugene Sue - The Wandering Jew, a French novel by Eugène Sue. LES GRANDS ROMANS ILLUSTREE DU DIMANCHE - The Great Illustrated Sunday Novels, Bordeaux, . 100 consecutive issues (not bound), missing issue 21 and issue 22.
The French novel Le Juif Errant (The Wandering Jew) by Eugène Sue, was first published in sequels in the newspaper Le Constitutionnel from June 1842 to October 1844. It was one of the most popular novels of the 19th century, and was translated into several languages. The novel tells the story of a mysterious Jew named Achashver (In the original: "Achashverosh", although the connection between the Achashverosh of the Book of Esther and the Wandering Jew is unclear), who is cursed to wander the earth forever after insulting Jesus. Achashver witnesses many historical events over centuries, including the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Industrial Revolution. He also intervenes in political and social causes, including the struggle for Jewish emancipation. The novel was a huge commercial success, and made Sue one of the most famous writers in France. On the title page of each issue next to the title "The Wandering Jew" is a large picture of a scene from the story, some which are antisemitic depicting the threatening Jew. Also the interior pages contain illustrations of scenes from the story.
100 consecutive issues except for issue 21 and issue 22. Issues 98, 99, 100 have an open tear with missing text in the center pages. Stains on some issues. Overall good condition.