Ragtime

Front Cover
Plume, 1975 - Fiction - 270 pages
8 Reviews
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, disap-
pears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sig- mund 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.
The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with afford-
able hardbound editions of impor-
tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-
fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring
as its emblem the running torch-
bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-
gurating a new program of selecting titles. The ModernLibrary continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1
4 stars
7
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This book seems to be a great flashback during that time period. Doctorow really did his research because of what I read he was very detailed about everything during that time period. Not sure if the actual storyline would keep my attention though.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Информация с сайта: http://www.books.ru/shop/books/497775
Оригинал: "Web ReDesign: Workflow that Works, Second Edition" ISBN 0-7357-1433-9 язык: английский год издания: 2005.
В книге представлены
:
- Базовый процесс - четко описанная, универсальная последовательность действий, которую легко приспособить под свои нужды.
- Технические приемы, советы, контрольные таблицы, опросные листы, рабочие таблицы и формы - все это подготовлено к немедленному использованию, что поможет удержать проект в рабочем состоянии на весь период редизайна.
- Советы по переносу модифицируемого проекта из рук команды веб-разработчиков под опеку команды сопровождения.
- Учебные примеры, иллюстрирующие воплощение в жизнь приемов из этой книги.
- Советы по применению каскадных таблиц стилей (CSS) и стандартов веб-дизайна в производстве сайта.
- Новая глава об анализе требований к функциональности для технически сложных проектов.
 

Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
10
Chapter 3
13
Copyright

40 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1975)

E. L. (Edgar Lawrence) Doctorow was born on January 6, 1931, in the Bronx, New York. He received an A.B. in philosophy in 1952 from Kenyon College and did graduate work at Columbia University. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1953-1955. He began his career as a script reader for CBS Television and Columbia Pictures and as a senior editor for the New American Library. He was editor-in-chief for Dial Press from 1964 to 1969, where he also served as vice president and publisher in his last year on staff. It was at this time that he decided to write full time. He wrote novels, short stories, essays, and a play. His debut novel, Welcome to Hard Times, was published in 1960 and was adapted into a film in 1967. His other works include, Loon Lake, The Waterworks, The March, Homer and Langley, and Andrew's Brain. He won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1986 for World's Fair and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1976 for Ragtime, which was adapted into a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998. Billy Bathgate received the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal in 1990. The Book of Daniel and Billy Bathgate were also adapted into films. He received the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters for his outstanding achievement in fiction writing. He died of complications from lung cancer on July 21, 2015 at the age of 84.

Bibliographic information