The Grandchildren of the Ghetto (Classic Reprint)

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Hence, too, the prevalent craving for a certain author's blood could not be gratified at Mrs. Henry Goldsmith's Chanukah dinner. Besides, nobody knew where to lay hands upon Edward Armitage, the author in question, whose opprobrious production Mordecai josephs, had scandalised west-end Judaism.

Why didn't he describe our circle? Asked the hostess, an angry fire in her beautiful eyes. It would have at least corrected the picture. As it is, the public will fancy that we are all daubed with the same brush - that we have no thought in life beyond dress, money and solo-whist.' He probably painted the life he knew,' said Sidney Graham, in defence.

Then I am sorry for him,' retorted Mrs. Goldsmith. It's a great pity he had such detestable acquaintances. Of course, he has cut himself off from the possibility of any better now.' The wavering ?ush on her lovely face darkened with disinterested indignation, and her beautiful bosom heaved with judicial grief.

I should hope so,' put in Miss Cissy Levine sharply. She was a pale, bent woman, with spectacles, who believed in the mission of Israel, and wrote domestic novels to prove that She had no sense of humour. N 0 one has a right to foul his own nest. Are there not plenty of subjects for the Jew's pen without his attacking his own people? The calumniator of his race should be ostracised from decent society.' As according to him there is none,' laughed Sidney Graham, I cannot see where the punishment comes in.'

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Author(s) - Israel Zangwill


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ISBN - 9780260259875

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm

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ISBN - 9781330378595

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm

Page Count - 257

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