Israel Zangwill

Israel Zangwill (1864–1926) was a popular English novelist and playwright. The son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, Zangwill popularized the term “melting pot” in his play of the same name. His theatrical works were frequently performed in England and on Broadway, and his one and only novel of suspense, The Big Bow Mystery, is widely recognized as the first example of the locked-room mystery.

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