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Prairie Avenue
Prairie Avenue
Author: Arthur Meeker
Aunt Lydia Stack -- when young, when middle-aged, when elderly -- is one of the most charming women in recent fiction. And charm--the charm of nostalgia and of an expertly told tale -- characterizes throughout this novel of Chicago's wealthy and great from 1880's to 1918. — Here the author of that very popular novel, The Irony of Misc...  more », has turned from the France of Louis XIV to the scenes and the people among whom he himself grew up. The result, cast in the form of a chronicle of what happened to the family in one Prairie Avenue mansion, is an absolutely enchanting novel. It draws a lifelike picture of the men of great wealth who made Chicago, of their wives, their children, and their grandchildren.
ISBN: 374525
Publication Date: 1949
Pages: 308
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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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