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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date May 8, 2007
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812978186
ISBN-10 0812978188
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Recounts the interrelated early twentieth-century lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvement with Evelyn Nesbit, Henry Ford, Houdini, Morgan, Freud, Zapata, and other period notables. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.

The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow's imagined family and other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.

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Editions
Hardcover
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from Modern Library (December 1, 1997)
9780679602972 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.75 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Tells the story of the connections between the lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician, and their involvement with a host of famous characters, including Henry Ford, Houdini, and Freud
Reprint edition from Modern Library (January 1, 1994)
9780679600886 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.50
About: Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.
from Random House Inc (November 1, 1981)
9780394469010 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Relates the interrelated early twentieth-century lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvements with Evelyn Nesbit, Henry Ford, Houdini, Morgan, Dreiser, Freud, Zapata, and otherperiod notables
Paperback
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With Jorge Rizzo (other contributor) | from Roca Editorial (March 16, 2009)
9788493662875 | details & prices | 301 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $23.95
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Random House Inc (May 8, 2007)
9780812978186 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Recounts the interrelated early twentieth-century lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvement with Evelyn Nesbit, Henry Ford, Houdini, Morgan, Freud, Zapata, and other period notables.
from Roca Editorial (May 1, 2006)
9788489746398 | details & prices | 302 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $11.95
About: Durante los anos previos a la Primera Guerra Mundial se gestaron algunos de los movimientos que marcarian los grandes cambios sociales del siglo xx: la situacion de los inmigrantes, las primeras huelgas obreras, la oposicion de los negros contra la discriminacion racial o el papel de la mujer en la sociedad.
from Penguin USA (May 30, 1997)
9789990213539 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $0.02
from Plume (May 1, 1997)
9780452279070 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Recounts the interrelated early twentieth-century lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvement with Evelyn Nesbit, Henry Ford, Houdini, Morgan, Freud, Zapata, and other period notables
With Ramaswamy Thanu | Reprint edition from Plume (February 1, 1996)
9780452275706 | details & prices | 270 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $9.95
This edition also contains Laugh Live and Enjoy: Episodes
About: An account of the interrelated lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvements with period notables is set against the backdrop of early twentieth-century American history.
Reissue edition from Vintage Books (September 1, 1991)
9780679736264 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.00
Reissue edition from Fawcett Books (October 1, 1989)
9780449214282 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $5.95
About: An account of the interrelated lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvements with period notables is set against the backdrop of early twentieth-century American history
Reissue edition from Bantam Books (June 1, 1975)
9780553257366 | details & prices | List price $4.95
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Airplay Inc (November 1, 1997)
9781885608277 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Relates the interrelated lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvements with period notables, set against the backdrop of early twentieth-century American history.
from Blackstone Audio Inc (February 1, 1993)
9780786102976 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $44.95
About: Three remarkable American families--rich white, Harlem black, immigrant Jew--catch the spirit of this country and the shimmering, shattering forces that come together in wonder and terror, in an age when all things seemed possible.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439571392 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $23.95
About: Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613174626 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $27.00
About: Recounts the interrelated early twentieth-century lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvement with Evelyn Nesbit, Henry Ford, Houdini, Morgan, Freud, Zapata, and other period notables

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