Ragtime

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 the First World War The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, NY, at the home of an affluent American family.

Persuasion

Twenty seven year old Anne Elliot is Austen s most adult heroine Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy The