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New York: The Novel - Edward Rutherfurd
New York: The Novel
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Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in American Historical Fiction Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and “Required Reading” by the New York PostEdward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families... show more
Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in American Historical Fiction Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and “Required Reading” by the New York PostEdward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant—a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the city’s fortunes. From this intimate perspective we see New York’s humble beginnings as a tiny Indian fishing village, the arrival of Dutch and British merchants, the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s, and the attack on the World Trade Center. A stirring mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs, New York: The Novel gloriously captures the search for freedom and opportunity at the heart of our nation’s history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345497420 (0345497422)
ASIN: 345497422
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 880
Edition language: English
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Community Reviews
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
3.5 history through story
A showcase of New York history from 1664 to the present day, told through the stories of several New York based (mostly old money Anglo and Dutch) families. I initially found it very frustrating because the narrative would switch to a new character/generation just as something interesting seemed t...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.0 New York: The Novel
A showcase of New York history from 1664 to the present day, told through the stories of several New York based (mostly old money Anglo and Dutch) families. I initially found it very frustrating because the narrative would switch to a new character/generation just as something interesting seemed t...
La vita è un libro
La vita è un libro rated it
4.0 New York
Come indica il titolo, il libro ci porta alla scoperta della storia di NY a partire da quando era solo una colonia prevalentemente olandese, intorno alla metà del 1600, per arrivare al 2009 attraverso la vita di alcune famiglie, anche di diversa estrazione sociale e che incontreremo nelle diverse ge...
Donostia Book Club
Donostia Book Club rated it
4.0 'New York' by Edward Rutherfurd
Uffff.... that was a long read (880 pages) but it was totally worth it! When we've met on April, 11th to discuss it no one has managed to finish the whole book, but most of us were planning to keep on reading. And let me say: I don't regret that choice even for one moment. I have to say, usually I...
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
3.0 New York
Well that was epic! Didn't follow as well as the previous books of his I've read (Russka, London and Paris). Seemed to be focussed in one family where the others have had a more diverse mix.
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