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GHETTO COMEDIES

by

ISRAEL ZANGWILL

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LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 21, BEDFORD STREET.

[Illustration: At last I said "Good morning."]

GHETTO COMEDIES

by

ISRAEL ZANGWILL

Author of 'The Grey Wig,' 'Dreamers of the Ghetto,' 'The Master,' 'Children of the Ghetto,' 'Ghetto Tragedies,' etc.

With Illustrations by J.H. Amschewitz

[Illustration]

London William Heinemann 1907

Copyright by William Heinemann, 1907

TO

MY OLD FRIEND

M.D. EDER

NOTE

Simultaneously with the publication of these 'Ghetto Comedies' a fresh edition of my 'Ghetto Tragedies' is issued, with the original title restored. In the old definition a comedy could be distinguished from a tragedy by its happy ending. Dante's Hell and Purgatory could thus appertain to a 'comedy.' This is a crude conception of the distinction between Tragedy and Comedy, which I have ventured to disregard, particularly in the last of these otherwise unassuming stories.

I.Z.

SHOTTERMILL, April, 1907.

CONTENTS

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THE MODEL OF SORROWS 1

ANGLICIZATION 49

THE JEWISH TRINITY 89

THE SABBATH QUESTION IN SUDMINSTER 119

THE RED MARK 173

THE BEARER OF BURDENS 193

THE LUFTMENSCH 225

THE TUG OF LOVE 249

THE YIDDISH 'HAMLET' 259

THE CONVERTS 293

HOLY WEDLOCK 313

ELIJAH'S GOBLET 335

THE HIRELINGS 351

SAMOOBORONA 375

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

AT LAST I SAID 'GOOD MORNING' Frontispiece

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'I WORK ON ON SHABBOS ' 142

'YOU COMPARE MY WIFE TO A KANGAROO!' 276

THE JEWS SCATTERED BEFORE HIM LIKE DOGS 408

THE MODEL OF SORROWS

THE MODEL OF SORROWS

CHAPTER I

HOW I FOUND THE MODEL

I cannot pretend that my ambition to paint the Man of Sorrows had any religious inspiration, though I fear my dear old dad at the Parsonage at first took it as a sign of awakening grace... Continue reading book >>




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