Candles in the Night: Jewish Tales...

To keep aglow the candles of human sympathy, the editor has compiled nearly a thousand items of significant non-Jewish literary and historical expression about the Jews. This volume includes twenty-three short stories and episodes from fourteen different national literatures.

Nineteenth century literature reflected the growing liberalism of the age. Byron sang his “ Hebrew Melodies;” Scott created his Rebecca; Moore, Wordsworth, Edgeworth, Coleridge, Goldsmith, Andersen, Hugo, Hebbel, Gutzkow, Longfellow, Whittier, Chekhov, Machtet sympathetically treated Jewish themes; Browning and Aldrich and Perez Galdos attacked medieval bigotry; Alexis, Lenau, Swinburne thundered against contemporary malevolence; Wergeland pleaded in his poetry for the admission of Jews into Scandinavian countries; Ségur, Schieiden, Renan wrote of the contribution of Jews to civilization; Mickiewicz, Orzeszkowa, Szymanski articulated the pathos of Jewish life and extolled the Jew’s patriotism. National heroes, like Cavour in Italy and Kossuth in Hungary, espoused in their letters and conversations the cause of full Jewish participation in the life and opportunities of their respective countries. When the monster of anti- Semitism raised its ugly head in France, Germany, Austria and elsewhere, the finest intellects recoiled against it in unmistaken language. To mention only a few of the men who came out in open repudiation of the madness and disgrace of Jew- baiting and anti- Semitism during the century, we think readily of Arndt, Bebel, Bismarck, Blind, Bunsen, Freytag, Fontane, Humboldt, Nietzsche, Raabe, Reuter, Spindler and Stifter, Frémont, Laffitte, Leroy- Beaulieu, Michelet, Painlevé, Quinet, Saulcy and Thiers, Carlyle, Farrar, Gladstone, Huxley, Kipling, Lecky, Meredith, Mill, Stevenson and Webb, Andrassy, Bethlen, Jokai and Liszt, Matthew Arnold, Henry Ward Beecher, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William James, Sidney Lanier, James Russell Lowell, William Osler, Carl Schurz, Mark Twain and Zebulon Baird Vance, Pirogov, Soloviov and Tolstoy, Castelar, Ruiz Zorilla and Sawa,

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageINTRODUCTIONPREFACE: A NOTE ON ANTI-SEMITISMCONTENTSCANDLES IN THE NIGHT: JEWISH TALES BY GENTILE AUTHORSGIOVANNI BOCCACCIO: A Tale Of Three RingsCARL EWALD: My Little BoyMAURUS JOKAI: How I Became a Friend of the JewsANTON CHEKHOV: Rothschild 's FiddleMAXIM GORKY: The Little BoyRICARDA HUCH: The Jew 's GraveANATOLE FRANCE: An Anti-Semite in the CountryTHOMAS NELSON PAGE: The Jew and the ChristianJOHAN AUGUST STRINDBERG: Peter the HermitPER HALLSTRÖM: ArsarethCOUNT VILLIERS DE L 'ISLE ADAM: The Torture of HopeI.L.CARGIALE: The Easter TorchKARL KLOSTERMANN: The Jew of S...ADAM SZYMANSKI: Srul—from LubartówHAMLEN HUNT: The Saluting DollELIZA ORZESZKO: “Give Me a Flower!”LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH: Galeb JekarimERNESTS BIRZNIEKS-UPÏTS: SeskinšSTEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT: Jacob and the IndiansMYRA KELLY: Morris and the Honorable TimBEN AMES WILLIAMS: SheenerSINCLAIR LEWIS: The Life and Death of a GodCONINGSBY DAWSON: The Unknown Soldier
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