New York: The Novel

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 Post Edward 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."

*This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780345497420
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
Author(s) Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher Ballantine Books
Pages 862
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.97cm x 4.83cm x 20.83cm
Weight 0.73 kg
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

Subscribe