Dreamers of the Ghetto by Zangwill (Jewish) English Edition 1898

Dreamers of the Ghetto by Zangwill (Jewish) English Edition 1898


Dreamers of the Ghetto. (The "of the Ghetto" books) By Israel Zangwill, The Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1898.


Historical Fiction


Udelson provides a trenchant analysis of Zangwill's works set within a historical context, i.e., Jewish emancipation and the dilemma of how one might remain fully Jewish while becoming fully modern.


This is a Chronicle of Dreamers, who have arisen in the Ghetto from its establishment in the sixteenth century to its slow breaking-up in our own day.


Some have become historic in Jewry, others have penetrated to the ken of the greater world and afforded models to illustrious artists in letters, and but for the exigencies of my theme and the faint hope of throwing some new light upon them, I should not have ventured to treat them afresh; the rest are personally known to me or are, like "Joseph the Dreamer," the artistic typification of many souls through which the great Ghetto dream has passed.

Burgundy cover with gilt title & small bottom center gilt art piece. Three different copyright names (authors, Harper & Brothers & Jewish Publication Society of America), and all with 1898 date. Nice condition with a solid binding & clean pages, and very mild cover wear. 7-1/2 x 5 with 536 numbered pages plus ads. Written in English.