Synopses & Reviews
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."
Film Hester Street based on Yekl (1896). Novel, other stories among first about Jewish immigrants on New York's East Side.