RagtimeBook - 2007
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multcolib_rossb Apr 12, 2015
industrialists, anarchists, and New York City ca. 1900
multcolib_recommends1 Nov 06, 2013
The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between r... Read More »
multcolib_recommends1 Oct 24, 2013
brilliant, breezy, bright but also sometimes dark novel about characters from all walks of life in New York at the dawn of the 20th century.
Set right at the dawn of the 20th century in New York City, this beautiful looks at the history and the spirit of the age through the lives of several very different characters with intersecting lives.
An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.
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