Author:Israel Zangwill

Israel Zangwill

writer and advocate of Jewish causes. Zangwill's work earned him the nickname "the Dickens of the Ghetto". The use of the metaphorical phrase "melting pot" to describe American absorption of immigrants was popularised by Zangwill's play The Melting Pot. He also wrote The Big Bow Mystery, the first locked room mystery novel

Israel Zangwill


The "Ghetto" books

Short storiesEdit

*Works of Israel Zangwill: Italian Fantasies (1921) (start transcription)

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Works about ZangwillEdit


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1926, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 95 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.