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The Resource Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, by Francis Spufford, (text large print)

Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, by Francis Spufford, (text large print)

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Golden Hill : a novel of old New York
Title
Golden Hill
Title remainder
a novel of old New York
Statement of responsibility
by Francis Spufford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat arrives at a countinghouse door on Golden Hill Street: this is Mr. Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion shimmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand pounds, a huge sum, and he won't explain why, or where he comes from, or what he is planning to do in the colonies that requires so much money. Should the New York merchants trust him? Should they risk their credit and refuse to pay? Should they befriend him, seduce him, arrest him; maybe even kill him? Rich in language and historical perception, yet compulsively readable, Golden Hill is a story "taut with twists and turns" that "keeps you gripped until its tour-de-force conclusion" (The Times, London). Spufford paints an irresistible picture of a New York provokingly different from its later metropolitan self but already entirely a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love--and find a world of trouble."--Page [4] of cover
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Summary
When a mysterious man shows up at the countinghouse in 1746 New York with an order for a huge sum of money, the local colonial merchants can’t decide if they should trust him, befriend him, arrest him or seduce him
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Writing style
Award
  • Costa First Novel Award, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • RSL Ondaatje Prize, 2017.
Awards note
Costa Book Awards winner, first novel category, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545384
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf
Target audience
adult
Label
Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, by Francis Spufford, (text large print)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1004576234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
477 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847050
Lccn
2017044167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004576234
Label
Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, by Francis Spufford, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1004576234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
477 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847050
Lccn
2017044167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004576234

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