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The Story of a New York House

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First published in 1887 by the American novelist, poet and short story writer who was also editor of Puck periodical.
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published 1887 by Charles Scribner's Sons
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Mark Stephenson
Jun 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This very gifted American writer, known primarily as a humorist in his day (the final decades of the 19th cent.) turned serious with this marvelous portrayal of the evolution of New York City in connection with three generations of the family of Jacob Dolph, a successful merchant, beginning in 1807. I was very touched by this story and impressed by the economy with which 80 years of the lives of some half-dozen characters was effectively evoked in a little over 50 pages.
Jul 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Nice little slice of life book centered on a New York house from the period 1807 to about 1887. Most of the story focuses on the early part of the century, following the fortunes of the Dolphs and Van Ripers. The plot is pretty standard: money woes and marriage woes. Nothing extraordinary, but some of the New York scenes throughout the century (and the lovely period details) make it an interesting study.
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Full name: Henry Cuyler Bunner. Edited the humor weekly Puck from 1878 until his death.
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