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THE BURIED CANDELABRUM has been first published in 1936.

When the Menorah, the golden candelabrum of the Temple of Salomon, is robbed by the Vandals during the fall of Rome, the Jewish community is in a state of shock, particularly Benjamin who loses his arm while trying to touch the sacred object. 80 years later, the same Benjamin decides to sail to Byzantium in order to implore the emperor Justinian to give back to the Jews the candelabrum in exchange for gold.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   ancient Rome Inside culture (main char)    -   religious Jew Outside culture (society)    -   Italian Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy    -   Turkey Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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