Israel Zangwill

Short Mystery Story Collection 003


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Librivox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 003: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of …

The Big Bow Mystery


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It's a cold and foggy night in London. A man is horribly murdered in his bedroom, the door locked and bolted on the inside. Scotland Yard is…

Children of the Ghetto


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In this 1892 novel of London's Jewish East End, Israel Zangwill sets the apparently irrational and decidedly indecorous religious practices …

The King of Schnorrers


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Manasseh da Costa, protagonist of this hilarious novel, is a schnorrer (beggar) who lives on the charitable contributions of the Jews of lat…

My First Book


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This is not a children's book, as may be supposed from the title, but a collection of essays first published in The Idler magazine, in which…

The Old Maids' Club


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Mathematics vs. poetry: Brainy and beautiful 17-year-old Lillie, determined to never marry, begins an Old Maids' Club, while patient young L…

From the Tower Window of My Bookhouse


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Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the fifth volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for lit…

Short Story Collection Vol. 029


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 029: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

The Bachelors' Club


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The Bachelors' Club is a sanctuary for an elite group of London's unmarried men to gather. To qualify as a Bachelor, each had to undergo a s…

Stories by English Authors: London


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This book collects seven short stories by some of England's best turn-of-the-(last)-century's writers. The collection begins with the humor …

Grotesques and Fantasies


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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, …

The Melting Pot


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Russian-Jew David Quixano has come to America after surviving a pogrom which has killed his family. He has written a symphony which embodies…

Ghetto Comedies


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A series of tales, poignant as well as comic, set in the Jewish East End of London by the writer known as the "Dickens of the ghetto&qu…

Friends of Ukraine Publications


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A number of publications distributed by the Friends of Ukraine in the period after the First World War when the Ukraine was struggling for i…

Israel Zangwill The Big Bow Mystery



Afternoon Play: The Big Bow Mystery Mon 20th Mar 2006, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM It's 1892 and a man is found dead in a ro…