By: Joseph Jacobs
English novelist; born at Bristol, England, July 25, 1869; brother of Israel Zangwill. He was educated at Jews' Free School, and for a time acted as teacher there, but left together with his brother, and set up a printing establishment. Afterward, however, he turned to literature, and produced, under the pseudonym "Z. Z.," "A Drama in Dutch" (London, 1895), which attracted some attention for its local color. It was followed by "The World and a Man" (1896), "The Beautiful Miss Brook" (1897), and "Cleo the Magnificent" (1899), all distinguished by a certain realistic vividness and somewhat cynical humor. More recently he has produced a more sympathetic study, "One's Womenkind" (London, 1903).
Zangwill is a chess-player of high rank.
- Who's Who, 1905.