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Book Title: The King of Schnorrers|
The author of the book: Israel Zangwill
ISBN 13: 9780486428727
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 425 KB
Edition: Dover Publications
Date of issue: March 4th 2003
Read full description of the books:Author Israel Zangwill best typifed the comic spirit of London's Jewish ghetto by immortalizing the schnorrer (beggar) — in particular, the character of Manasseh Bueno Barzillai Azevedo da Costa, a Sephardic panhandler who developed begging into a fine art. The robust and often hilarious tale tells how Manasseh combines insolence with resourcefulness to reduce London's best-known philanthropist to a fish handler; how he reacts to his daughter's love for a socially inferior beggar; and how he manages to parlay her marriage into a life-time pension for himself from his synagogue. Brimming with wit and wisdom and widely regarded as one of the author's most enduring works, The King of Schnorrers is a literary gem offering hours of entertaining humor and satire.
Read information about the authorIsrael Zangwill was a British novelist, short-story writer and dramatist.
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