Mirror for Gotham

New York as Seen by Contemporaries from Dutch Days to the Present

By Bayrd Still; James F. Richardson (Introduction by); James F. Richardson (Introduction by)
(Fordham University Press, Paperback, 9780823215294, 436pp.)

Publication Date: January 1999

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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This collection of excerpts from contemporary essays and letters captures a panoramic picture of New York City as described by its awed visitors from the Dutch days to the 1960s; a new Introduction by Professor Richardson brings us up to date. James Fenimore Cooper, Frances Trollope, Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Giuseppe Giacosa, Rudyard Kipling, and H.G. Wells, as well as lesser-known authors, are all featured in this sweeping survey of nearly 600 excerpts.

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