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The Resource Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow

Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow

Label
Ragtime
Title
Ragtime
Statement of responsibility
E.L. Doctorow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow's imagined family and other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doctorow, E. L.
Government publication
publication of autonomous or semi autonomous component of government
Illustrations
phonodisk
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O3
LC item number
R34 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Jewish families
  • Historical fiction
  • United States
  • United States
  • New York (State)
Label
Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
viii, 320 p.
Isbn
9780679602972
Lccn
97042251
System control number
ocm37748610
Label
Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
Publication
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
viii, 320 p.
Isbn
9780679602972
Lccn
97042251
System control number
ocm37748610

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