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CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO
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The Athenæum: "The chief interest of the book lies in the wonderful description of the Whitechapel Jews. The vividness and force with which Mr. Zangwill brings before us the strange and uricouth characters with which he has peopled his book are truly admirable. Admirers of Mr. Zangwill's fecund wit will not fail to find flashes of it in these pages."
The Daily News: "This book is admirable throughout the theme is original, the treatment no less felicitous. Often a work is saved by possessing one of these two qualities --Mr. Zangwill's possesses both."
The Spectator: “Esther Ansell, Raphael Leon, Mrs. Henry Goldsmith, Reb Shemuel and the rest, are living creations.
The Guardian: "A novel such as only our own day could produce. A masterly study."
Black and White: “A moving panorama of Jewish life, full of truth, full of sympathy, vivid in the setting forth, and occasionally most brilliant. Such a book as this has the germs of a dozen novels. A book to read, to keep, to ponder over, to remember."
W. Archer in “The World”: “The most powerful and fascinating book I have read for many a long day."
Land and Water: "The most wonderful multi-coloured and brilliant description. Dickens has never drawn characters of more abicing individuality. An exceeding beautiful chapter is the honeymoon of the Hyams. Charles Kingsley in one of his books makes for something of the same sort. But his idea is not half so tender and faithful, nor his handling anything like so delicate and natural. . I have dwelt upon him at great length because I consider him the most interesting figure to be seen on the horizon of English letters. He is full measure for a wit, saying and writing things in which he has no English rival."
Andrew Lang in “Longman's": “Almost every kind of reader will find * Children of the Ghetto' interesting."
THE KING OF SCHNORRERS
GROTESQUES AND FANTASIES
In One Volume, price 6s. The Athenæum: "Several of Mr. Zangwill's contemporary Ghetto characters have already become almost classical; but in The King of Schnorrers' he goes back to the Jewish community of the eighteenth century for the hero of his principal story ; and he is indeed a stupendous hero. . ., Anyhow, he is well named the king of beggars. The illustrations by Phil May add greatly to the attraction of the book."
The Saturday Review: “Mr. Zangwill has created a new figure in fiction, and a new type of humour. The entire series of adventures is a triumphant progress. Humour of a rich and active character pervades the delightful history of Manasseh. Nir. Zangwill's book is altogether very good reading. It is also very cleverly illustrated by Phil Alay and other artists."
The St. James's Gazette: "The King of Schnorrers' is a very fascinating story: : : : Good as the story of the arch-s hnorrer is, there is perhaps an even better *Yiddish'tale in this book. This is Flutter-Duck. Let us call attention to the excellence, as mere realistic vivid description, of the picture of the room and atmosphere and conditions in which Flutter-Duck and her circle dwelt; there is something of Dickens in this."
The Daily Chronicle: "What Autolycus was among thieves, what Baron Munchausen was among liars, what Falstaff was among braggarts, what Monte Christo was among millionaires and heroes of adventure, that is Da Costa among schnorrers. "The King of Schnorrers' is that great rarity-an entirely new thing, that is as good as it is new. Some of the shorter companion stories are little masterpieces
The World: "A vastly more amusing Munchausen; ihere is even an Arabian Nights' vastness about his enormous, his epic audacity and success."
THE OLD MAIDS' CLUB
With 44 Illustrations by F. H. TOWNSEND
Crown 8vo, cloth, 35. 6d.
The Athenæum: "Most strongly to be recommended to all classes of readers. The book is so rich in wit that to get through too much of it at a sitting would be like making a meal off wedding-cake."
The Daily News: "Told with unflagging humour and occasional touches of pathos, The author plays with his subject, and invests it with delicate whimsical lights and shadows, and keen flashes of wit.
THE PREMIER AND THE PAINTER
A FANTASTIC ROMANCE
(By I. ZANGWILL and Louis COWEN)
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The Athenæum says : " In spite of its close print and its five hundred pages, 'The Premier and the Painter' is not very difficult to read. To speak of it, however, is difficult. It is the sort of book that demands yet defies quotation for one thing; and for another, it is the sort of book the description of which as ‘very clever' is at once inevitable and inadequate. In some ways it is original enough to be a law unto itself, and withal as attractive in its whimsical, wrong-headed way as at times it is tantalising, bewildering, even tedious. The theme is politics and politicians, and the treatment, while for the most part satirical and prosaic, is often touched with sentiment, and sometimes even with a fantastic kind of poetry. The several episodes of the story are wildly fanciful in themselves and are clumsily connected; but the streak of humorous cynicism which shows through all of them is both curious and pleasing. Again, it has to be claimed for the author that-as is shown to admiration by his presentation of the excellent Mrs. Dawe and her cookshop-he is capable, when he pleases, of insight and observation of a high order, and therewith of a masterly sobriety of tone. But he cannot be depended upon for the length of a single page; he seeks his effects and his material when and where he pleases. In some re-pects his method is not, perhaps, altogether unlike Lord Beaconsfield's. To our thinking, however, he is strong enough to go alone, and to
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