A brilliant panorama of post war Europe, with its roots in the past, and with the madness of the 1920's -- in a story of the five daughters of a homely little Jewish tailor, catapulted into success in the boom years, and ending his cycle in the house that backed onto Magnolia Street, immortalized in the author's earlier book. There is more of plot in this, more of social philosophy; there is less, perhaps, of the intimate detail of Jewish life and tradition, less of the heart-warming generosity of MAGNOLIA STREET. But it's tremendously interesting, and will appeal to the same market, and to the wider one, avid for books dealing authentically with Russia in the opening days of the Soviet Regime, with Germany of the inflation period, with England during the first boom and slump. source: Kirkus Review Louis Golding (November 19, 1895 - August 9, 1958) was a British writer, very famous in his time especially for his novels, though he is now largely neglected; he wrote also short stories, essays, fantasies, travel books and poetry. Born in Manchester into a Ukrainian-Jewish family, Golding was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Queen's College, Oxford. He used his Manchester background (as 'Doomington') and Jewish themes in his novels, the first of which was published while he was still an undergraduate (his student time was interrupted by service in World War I). His novel Magnolia Street was a bestseller of 1932; it is based on the Hightown area of Manchester, as it was in the 1920s. It features, authentically enough, a street divided into 'gentile' and 'Jewish' sides. It was a 1939 play for Charles B. Cochran in an adaptation by Golding and A. E. Rawlinson, and was also filmed as Magnolia Street Story. Film screenplays on which Golding collaborated included that of the Paul Robeson film The Proud Valley (1940). source: Wikpiedia
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Book Description Victor Gollancz LTD, London: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Sunned 1st Ed slightly weathered black cloth boards have corners showing, gilt titles on spine; pencil address inside. Good/ no DJ. Usually mail within 12 hours. ; 0 pages; A continuation of the story of Doomington, a town where impoverished Jewish immigrants live, first introduced in "Magnolia Street". Bookseller Inventory # 3043
Book Description Victor Gollancz, 1934. hardcover. Book Condition: acceptable. No Jacket. Victor Gollancz, 1934. Hardback, no dustjacket. Black boards with silver titles to spine. Heavy bumping & some creasing to spine, some wear to boards, spotting & tanning to pages. Acceptable vintage copy. book. Bookseller Inventory # 13609572
Book Description Hurst & Blackett, 1970. hardcover. Book Condition: good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. reprint. EX-LIBRARY Hardback with dustjacket, published by Hurst & Blackett, 1970. Some creasing & wear to dustjacket, usual library marks inside, light tanning to pages. Good. book. Bookseller Inventory # 13609641