Israel Zangwill was an English-born Zionist, humourist and writer. Born to a Russian emigre who had escaped persecution and death in a Czarist military prison, he dedicated his life to championing the cause of the oppressed, and he spent years attempting to create a Jewish state. Educated at London University, he became friends with Jerome K. Jerome and H.G. Wells. His play The Melting Pot inspired the use of the term to describe the assimilation of immigrants in American society.
The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes is a collection of his fiction, including "The Big Bow Mystery," one of the earliest "locked-room" mysteries as well as a satire of late Victorian society. "The Grey Wig" is first a bond between two older women, and then a source of dischord. "Chasse-Croise" deals wittily with politics and love, and demonstrates that some things don't change over time.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st November 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19 x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.47