“Ghetto Tragedies” is a 1899 novel by British author Israel Zangwill. Contents include: “They That Walk In Darkness”, “Transitional”, “Noah’s Ark”, “The Land Of Promise”, “To Die In Jerusalem”, “Bethulah”, “The Keeper Of Conscience”, etc.
Zangwill (1864–1926) 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. A notable portion of Zangwill’s work concentrated on ghetto life and earned him the nickname “the Dickens of the Ghetto”. Other notable works by this author include: “Dreamers of the Ghetto” (1898), “Grandchildren of the Ghetto” (1892 ), and “Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People” (1892).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.