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What were New Yorkers Reading in 1882? A List Inspired by Jack Finney's TIme and Again

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 (Book - 2010 ) CLASSICS FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 3 on 98 copies

Annotation:According to a librarian interviewed for the 1882 New York Times article, "The most remarkable book of fiction of this age is Uncle Tom's Cabin. That is a book that seems to gain rather than lose in popularity. Each successive generation of readers reads it with unabated interest."

Annotation:NYPL Reader's Den blog post including books read by New Yorkers in 1882, as well as fiction and non-fiction set in NYC in the Gilded Age.

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ By Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 (Book - 2002 ) FIC W No Longer Available

Annotation:Public domain eBook from Project Gutenberg

The Big Policeman
The Big Policeman The Rise and Fall of America's First, Most Ruthless, and Greatest Detective By Conway, J. North (Book - 2010 ) B Byrnes C In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Biography of the real life police detective Thomas F. Byrnes, who pursues the fictional Si and Julia in Time and Again.

Boss Tweed
Boss Tweed The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York By Ackerman, Kenneth D. (Book - 2005 ) 974.7104 A Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The threat of being tainted by a past connection to the corrupt Tweed Ring is a powerful opportunity for blackmail in Time and Again.

Byron's Poetry
Byron's Poetry Authoritative Texts, Letters and Journals, Criticism, Images of Byron By Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 (Book - 1978 ) 821 Byron and more… Available to borrow in some locations
The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley By Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 (Book - 1994 ) 821 Shelley and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:In Time and Again, Aunt Ada treasures a daisy taken from Shelley's grave.

Destiny of the Republic
Destiny of the Republic A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of A President By Millard, Candice (Book - 2011 ) 973.8409 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:All the newspapers are full of the trial of President Garfield's assassin, Charles Guiteau, when Si Morley travels to january 1882.

Annotation:Links to dozens of novels by the prolific and popular 19th century novelist, Mrs. Southworth. Public domain eBooks in the Internet Archive.

Annotation:Public domain eBook available in the Internet Archive.

Tennyson's Poetry
Tennyson's Poetry Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism By Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 (Book - 1999 ) 821 Tennyson and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Washington Square
Washington Square By James, Henry, 1843-1916 (Paperback - 2007 ) CLASSICS FIC J and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1 on 83 copies

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Books and authors mentioned in Jack Finney's classic time travel novel, Time and Again, which is set mainly in New York City in 1882. Many books mentioned by librarians interviewed for a New York Times article published on January 22, 1882, "What the People Read," are also included, as well as a couple of recent nonfiction titles about people or topics mentioned in Time and Again.


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