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Israel Zangwill

A set of often funny, sometimes tragic stories by Israel Zangwill. Most famous for his scathingly accurate portrayals of the Jewish ghetto, these stories have a wider stage, poking fun at social conventions and society itself, both high and low. The real and the fantastic collide to produce a world uniquely Zangwill's. These are the tales of figures as diverse as a pantomime dragon, an excellent butler, a man living his life in the wrong order and a Jewish maiden who knows exactly what she is worth. Well observed and original, the satire is biting and the wit sparkling. Many of the stories in this volume are accompanied by excellent illustrations, which are well worth a look. They are available in the Gutenberg e-text. The novella, King of Schnorrers, which began this collection when it appeared in print, has already been recorded separately. As such it is omitted from this collection, and only the shorter stories are included. (Summary by Lucy Perry)

A set of often funny, sometimes tragic stories by Israel Zangwill. Most famous for his scathingly accurate portrayals of the Jewish ghetto, these stories have a wider stage, poking fun at social conventions and society itself, both high and low. The real and the fantastic collide to produce a world uniquely Zangwill's. These are the tales of figures as diverse as a pantomime dragon, an excellent butler, a man living his life in the wrong order and a Jewish maiden who knows exactly what she is worth. Well observed and original, the satire is biting and the wit sparkling. Many of the stories in this volume are accompanied by excellent illustrations, which are well worth a look. They are available in the Gutenberg e-text. The novella, King of Schnorrers, which began this collection when it appeared in print, has already been recorded separately. As such it is omitted from this collection, and only the shorter stories are included. (Summary by Lucy Perry)
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A set of often funny, sometimes tragic stories by Israel Zangwill. Most famous for his scathingly accurate portrayals of the Jewish ghetto, these stories have a wider stage, poking fun at social conventions and society itself, both high and low. The real and the fantastic collide to produce a world uniquely Zangwill's. These are the tales of figures as diverse as a pantomime dragon, an excellent butler, a man living his life in the wrong order and a Jewish maiden who knows exactly what she is worth. Well observed and original, the satire is biting and the wit sparkling. Many of the stories in this volume are accompanied by excellent illustrations, which are well worth a look. They are available in the Gutenberg e-text. The novella, King of Schnorrers, which began this collection when it appeared in print, has already been recorded separately. As such it is omitted from this collection, and only the shorter stories are included. (Summary by Lucy Perry)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:04