Henrietta De Rivera often wonders where she came from. At nineteen she should be ready to make a proper marriage to a scion of a Sephardic Jewish family. Her mind should be filled with tea services, important gossip, what's in and out among the smart set. Instead, this sensitive and ardent young girl has fallen in love with Daniel Roth: a handsome but radical young man who scorns so many of the things Hennie has been taught to covet. The Golden Cup is the story of Hennie and Dan's tempestuous marriage, set against a rich backdrop of run-of-the century New York, of the world of the Jewish immigrant, of political fervor and the horror of impending war. Like the turbulence of the times, Hennie and Dan's relationship is marked by passion -- passion to change the world that will last until their dying breaths, and passion for each other. But both Hennie and Dan suffer heartbreak as their son Freddy goes off, with Paul, and all the other young men, to serve in the War to End All Wars. Yet Hennie Roth is a woman far ahead of her time. Determined to control her life and her destiny, she struggles to reconcile the demands of family and of her conscience with the demands of her heart and a difficult marriage. And ultimately Hennie Roth becomes a woman for all times.
This book club edition hardcover book is in new condition. The dust jacket has some light shelf wear.