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The Resource Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, Francis Spufford

Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, Francis Spufford

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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
Francis Spufford
Creator
Author
Subject
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"--
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1964-
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Spufford, Francis
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / General
Label
Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, Francis Spufford
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
BK0019728045
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781501163876
Lccn
2017022622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, Francis Spufford
Publication
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
BK0019728045
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781501163876
Lccn
2017022622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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