Abraham Cahan

Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto

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Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a New York East Side immigrant as its hero. Reviewing it, William Dean Howells hailed Cahan as "a new star of realism."
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290 printed pages
Original publication
2012

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