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False dawn : (The 'forties) by Edith Wharton... decorations by E. C. Caswell.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Her Old New York;v [v. 1]
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Noble Co PL - Central (Albion) CLASSIC WHA (Text) 38131000234368 NCPLC-Classic Fiction Checked out 10/15/2021
Peabody PL - Columbia City FICTION WHARTON (Text) 30403000245928 Adult - Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library F WHA (Text) 78731000017073 Fiction Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3 preliminary leaves, 3-142, 1 unnumbered page ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York [etc.] : D. Appleton and Company, 1924.

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Lewis Raycie, just turned 21 years old, is sent to Europe by his father, Halston Raycie, to collect great art as the seed of a collection by which the senior Raycie hopes to be known to posterity. Halston Raycie has made his own fortune; he intends to be known to history as the patriarch of a dynasty. Lewis is expected to bring back works of art by well-known artists already acknowledged and accepted by New York's reigning tastemakers. He knows what is expected of him, but in Europe he makes friends, including John Ruskin, who influence him to buy instead works, which they consider superior, by artists heretofore unknown in New York. When Lewis shows the works to his father upon returning, his father is dismayed at his choices. His father to all practical measures disowns Lewis. Dying shortly thereafter, his father also is not able to disapprove of Lewis' choice in marriage. Lewis' beloved bears a striking resemblance to the subjects of the works Lewis bought with his father's fortune, and together they open a gallery to show his works. New York society in general disapproves of the works, and it is not until decades later, long after all the Raycies have died, that the art Lewis chose is recognized as valuable.
Subject: Art > Fiction.
Art > Collectors and collecting > Fiction.
FICTION / Classics.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Social conditions > 19th century > Fiction.

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Her Old New York;v [v. 1]

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