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Ragtime

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow - Paperback - Reprint Edition - 1976 - from PRAIRIE CREEK BOOKS & TEA LLC (SKU: 024985)
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Ragtime

by E. L. Doctorow

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  • fair
  • paperback
Condition
Fair/No Jacket
ISBN 10
0553026003
ISBN 13
9780553026009
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New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1976 Book. Fair. Soft cover. Reprint Edition. Mass Market. Fair/none, used pb, 369pp. Perfect bound, illustrated, stiff paper wraps with black and red colored text on upper and on creased spine; upper wrap has a diagonal crease; edge wear; slight soiling. Former owner's inked name on verso of upper wrap. Interior pages clean, unmarked. Binding is tight..

Synopsis

Ragtime, E. L. Doctorow’s best-known novel, highlights the American melting pot and how the nation came to be what it is today. Set in the early 1900s, the story namely focuses on a wealthy family living in New Rochelle, New York, simply named Father, Mother, Mother's Younger Brother, Grandfather, and the boy. The boy, Father and Mother's young son, perhaps narrates the novel from a reminiscent adult perspective, but the omniscient narrator is never decidedly identified. The family’s turn-of-the-century journey of adaption addresses the tensions between reacting to the evolution of the era and executing revolution. Yet Ragtime is far more than the family’s narrative. In a beautiful execution of historical fiction, the novel weaves together biographical subplots of prominent figures of the day, including J.P. Morgan, Harry Houdini, Henry Ford, Sigmund Freud, and Emma Goldman. The result: Ragtime focuses not on just the nameless or the famous, but how the two groups create history together. Written when Vietnam was drawing to a close, Ragtime addresses issues that were affecting America at the time—from the abuse of power to racism to using sex to sell just about anything—but it also includes classic and enduring themes of morality, repression and injustice, change, and time. Ragtime was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1975. It also won the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award the following year. The novel was adapted for a 1981 movie and a 1998 Tony award-winning Broadway musical. Ragtime is included in TIME’s “100 Best Novels” (since 1923) and ranked 86th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century.

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Details

Bookseller
PRAIRIE CREEK BOOKS & TEA LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
024985
Title
Ragtime
Author
E. L. Doctorow
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
Reprint Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0553026003
ISBN 13
9780553026009
Publisher
Bantam Books
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
1976
Keywords
E. L. Doctorow, Fiction
Size
Mass Market

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reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
Mass Market
Mass market paperback books, or MMPBs, are printed for large audiences cheaply.  This means that they are smaller, usually...[more]
pb
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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc....[more]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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