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Menschenwee is a 1903 Dutch socialist novel by Israël Querido. The 1910 translation, Toil of Men, was read, among others, by D.H. Lawrence. [1] Socialist elements are evident in his treatment of the human condition in this novel, a detailed description of the miseries he witnessed among the people of Beverwijk, where he was then living. [2]

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References

  1. Jessie Chambers D. H. Lawrence: A Personal Record 1935p.123 "The last of all the books that Lawrence passed on to me was Toil of Men by Izrael Querido. It was a story of the Dutch bulb farms, told with a brutality that struck me as exaggeration for the sake of effect. I returned it to Lawrence along with .."
  2. Israël Querido Biography https://www.britannica.com/biography/Israel-Querido#ref164858 Available online at Nov. 27 2019.