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The waterworks, E.L. Doctorow

Label
The waterworks, E.L. Doctorow
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
The waterworks
Oclc number
29548564
Responsibility statement
E.L. Doctorow
Summary
One rainy morning in 1871 young Martin Pemberton, walking down Broadway in lower Manhattan, sees in a passing horse-drawn omnibus several old men in black, one of whom he recognizes as his supposedly dead and buried father. So begins E.L. Doctorow's astounding new novel of post-Civil War New York, where maimed veterans beg in the streets, newsboys fight for their corners, the Tweed Ring operates the city for its own profit, and a conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect is all a glitter in a setting of mass misery
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