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Bernice Rubens is one of England's elder stateswomen of literature, and I,Dreyfus upholds her reputation for producing stately and polished fiction with a serious moral intent. For Rubens, the anti-semitism which rocked France at the turn of the last century has not gone away. This time it crops up in 1990s England. Sir Alfred Dreyfus is the headmaster of a Church of England school. His only sin has been one of omission--he has concealed his Jewish origins to further his career. However, the novel opens with Sir Alfred imprisoned for a crime far more heinous.Literary agent and fellow Jew Sam Temple (names are emblematic for Rubens, and Temple does indeed prove to be an emotional haven for Dreyfus) visits the prisoner in his cell and persuades him to write a memoir of his downfall. The resulting narrative reveals a man coming to terms with his religious identity, and reclaiming his family's past. It is a deeply felt account of spiritual renewal, and should be read as an expertly crafted parable. Fans of psychological realism may balk at the evil anti-Semites she pits against her hero, but will rally at the sly humour of her ending. --Lilian Pizzichini

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Hardback Editions

February 1999 : Hardback
Title: I, Dreyfus
Author(s): Bernice Rubens
ISBN: 0316648094 / 9780316648097 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown UK
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Paperback Editions

January 2000 : Paperback
Title: I Dreyfuss
Author(s): Bernice Rubens
ISBN: 0349111391 / 9780349111391 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Audio Editions

July 1999 : Audio Cassette
Title: I, Dreyfus
Author(s): Bernice Rubens
ISBN: 0753106302 / 9780753106303 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio
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May 2002 : Audio CD
Title: I, Dreyfus
Author(s): Bernice Rubens
ISBN: 0753114801 / 9780753114803 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : Kindle edition
Title: I, Dreyfus
Author(s): Bernice Rubens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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