New York: The Novel

Edward Rutherfurd


Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in American ancient Fiction
 
Named the most effective books of the yr by The Washington Post and “Required analyzing” by way of the New York Post

Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s maximum urban in a wealthy, engrossing saga, weaving jointly stories of households wealthy and bad, native-born and immigrant—a solid of fictional and actual characters whose fates upward push and fall and upward thrust back with the city’s fortunes. From this intimate point of view we see New York’s humble beginnings as a tiny Indian fishing village, the coming of Dutch and British retailers, the innovative battle, the emergence of town as an excellent buying and selling and monetary heart, the convulsions of the Civil battle, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, the pains of global conflict II, the close to death of recent York within the Seventies and its roaring rebirth within the Nineties, and the assault at the global exchange middle. A stirring mixture of conflict, romance, kin struggles, and private triumphs, New York: The Novel gloriously captures the hunt for freedom and chance on the middle of our nation’s background.

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