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Author: E. L. Doctorow
Doctorow's novel takes place in turn-of-the-century New York, and mingles real-life and fictional characters. The plot involves the Evelyn Nesbit-Stanford White intrigue, but also includes a black musician and his girlfriend, a Jewish peddler on the Lower East Side, and a coterie of wealthy Anglo-Saxons in pursuit of wealth. — Set in America ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452279070
ISBN-10: 0452279070
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 270
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 104 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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One of those "great American novels" that people are always talking about. Do yourself a favor and read this book...then go see the musical they made from it. It's completely brilliant, a very good representation of the events of this historical novel.
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Fabulous tale(s), filled with famous names, THE novel about america at the turn or the century and after. A classic by anyones' standards.

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