What were New Yorkers Reading in 1882? A List Inspired by Jack Finney's TIme and Again
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.
Annotation:Biography of the real life police detective Thomas F. Byrnes, who pursues the fictional Si and Julia in Time and Again.
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.
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.
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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.