Zangwill, Israel

Zangwill, Israel,

1864–1926, English author, b. London. He became a journalist and founded Ariel, a humorous paper. Zangwill wrote Children of the Ghetto (1892), later dramatized and performed in England and America, and Dreamers of the Ghetto (1898), a series of biographical studies. His other well-known works are Merely Mary Ann (1893) and The Melting Pot (1914), both dramatized. A prominent Zionist (see ZionismZionism,
modern political movement for reconstituting a Jewish national state in Palestine. Early Years

The rise of the Zionist movement in the late 19th cent.
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), he wrote The Principle of Nationalities (1917) and Chosen Peoples (1918). Uneven in value, Zangwill's novels attempt to portray modern Jewish life.


See biography by J. Leftwich (1957).

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Zangwill, Israel. Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People.
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