Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 15, 2014

    Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



    There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$1.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Ragtime

by

Ragtime Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Doctorow's big bestseller, made into a major movie and now repackaged, was first published in mass market paper by Bantam.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452279070
Author:
Doctorow, E. L.
Publisher:
Plume
Author:
Doctorow, E. L.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Jewish families
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
New york (state)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 80
Publication Date:
19970501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.98x5.37x.78 in. .54 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. From time to time :a novel Used Hardcover $0.95
  2. Time and Again
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  3. Jane Eyre (Puffin Classics)
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  4. Cold Sassy tree Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Cat's Cradle Used Mass Market $6.50

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Ragtime Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$1.95 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Plume Books - English 9780452279070 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Doctorow's big bestseller, made into a major movie and now repackaged, was first published in mass market paper by Bantam.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.