Glass, Montague, 1877-1934Alternative names
Lawyer and short story writer who specialized in the humor of the New York City garment manufacturers.
From the description of Letter [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877692
From the description of Letter, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34567151
Humorist and playwright.
From the description of Quotation of Montague Glass, 1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983950
Montague Glass was a writer, best known for his comic stories of Jewish Americans. Born in England, Glass and his family immigrated to New York in 1890, where he was educated publicly and privately. He attended City College and studied law at New York University; while working as a lawyer, he found he could earn more money writing short stories, and quit practicing law to become a full-time author in 1909. Many of the stories featured the characters Potash and Perlmutter, who became immensely popular despite ethnic stereotyping, leading to best-selling collections and successful stage adaptations of the stories. Glass also wrote novels and plays, published stories in numerous magazines of the day, and wrote various non-fiction essays.
From the description of Montague Glass letter to R.H. Davis, 1912 January 10. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 232360842
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|New York (State)--New York|
|American wit and humor|