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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

Label
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
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"--
Member of
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Costa First Novel Award, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • RSL Ondaatje Prize, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545384
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spufford, Francis
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.P84
LC item number
G65 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York (State)
  • New York
Target audience
adult
Label
Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, Francis Spufford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Faber & Faber Limited."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780571225194
Lccn
2017022622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 986202780
  • (OCoLC)986202780
Label
Golden Hill : a novel of old New York, Francis Spufford
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Faber & Faber Limited."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780571225194
Lccn
2017022622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 986202780
  • (OCoLC)986202780

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