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The King of Schnorrers: Grotesques and Fantasies - Whimsical Tales of Identity Assimilation and Social Critique in 19th Century England - cover

The King of Schnorrers: Grotesques and Fantasies - Whimsical Tales of Identity Assimilation and Social Critique in 19th Century England

Israel Zangwill

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

Israel Zangwill's 'The King of Schnorrers: Grotesques and Fantasies' is an enthralling collection of satirical tales set in the Jewish community of 19th century England. Zangwill's literary style is characterized by its witty humor and keen observations of society, making this book a unique and insightful look into the cultural norms and stereotypes of the time. Through a series of whimsical and fantastical stories, Zangwill explores themes of identity, assimilation, and social commentary, all while delighting readers with his clever storytelling and rich character development. The book's blend of humor and social criticism makes it a captivating read for anyone interested in Victorian literature and Jewish cultural studies. Israel Zangwill was a prolific writer and playwright known for his works' exploration of Jewish identity and the immigrant experience. His background as a Jewish immigrant himself likely influenced his writing, giving him a deep understanding of the themes he explores in 'The King of Schnorrers'. I highly recommend this book to readers interested in historical fiction, Jewish literature, or social satire. Zangwill's sharp wit and insightful commentary make for an engaging and thought-provoking read.
Available since: 09/18/2023.
Print length: 302 pages.

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