“Ghetto Comedies” is a 1907 novel by British author Israel Zangwill (1864–1926). Contents include: “How I Found The Model”, “The Model’s Story”, “The Picture Evolves”, “I Become A Sorter”, “Last Stage Of All”, “Anglicization”, “The Jewish Trinity”, etc. Highly recommended for fans and collectors of Zangwill’s seminal literature.
Zangwill was a leading figure in cultural Zionism during the 19th century, as well as close friend of father of modern political Zionism, Theodor Herzl. In later life, he renounced the seeking of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Other notable works by this author include: “Dreamers of the Ghetto” (1898) and “Ghetto Tragedies” (1899). This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “English Humourists of To-Day” by J. A. Hammerton.