The Jew in the Literature of...

The Jew in the Literature of England sums up a history of the Jew as he was reflected in the literature of a civilization. Modder's sense of incident and detail, his command of a whole literature, his capacity to develop the social history that underpins literature make his study both absorbing and illuminating.

hypocrisy and nonsense. This book proves that its roots sometimes go deeper than that; it may also rise out of fear of the unknown, light- hearted pandering to popular preju-dice, and mere unwillingness to accept the processes of social progress. In the preparation of this study, books of criticism, arti-cles in magazines and reviews, and monographs of special writers have been laid under contribution, and it is hoped that a certain breadth and freshness have been gained by the re- study of the works of several of the great English writers. To various authorities and scholars I wish to express my indebtedness. My thanks are due, first of all, to Dr. David Philipson and Dr. E. N. Calisch, early laborers in this field, who have helped me with letters of personal encour-agement when I first took up this study; and to the late Dr. Oscar L. Joseph, for a discriminating examination of the manuscript in its early stages. I wish to express my grati-tude to Professor Howard Mumford Jones, under whom I had the privilege of studying, for his sympathetic criticism of the manuscript in thesis form, and for his guidance in the revision of the present text. My indebtedness to Mr. Edward D. Coleman, librarian of the American Jewish Historical Society, who helped me with his rich store of information and scholarship in the preparation of the bib-liography; to the late Dr. Isaac Husik, Editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America, and to his successor, Dr. Solomon Grayzel, who have shown a personal interest in the work, and have given wise advice in matters pertain-ing to technical and literary detail, cannot be stated in ad-equate terms. M. F. M. vi PREFACE   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERTitle pageDedication PageCopyright PagePrefaceContentsIntroduction by Howard Mumford JonesI. The Jew in Medieval EnglandII. The Tudor RenaissanceIII. The Return of the Jew to EnglandIV. The Eighteenth CenturyV. The Dawn of a New Era: 18001833VI. The Romantic RevivalVII. The Regency Novelists and Sir Walter ScottVIII. Among the Early VictoriansIX. The Disraelian EraX. Charles Dickens and the Realistic SchoolXI. The Victorian CompromiseXII. The End of an EraXIII. The Old Order changeth . . .XIV. ConclusionNOTESBIBLIOGRAPHYGLOSSARYINDEX
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