Gramercy Park: An American Bloomsbury

Gramercy Park: An American Bloomsbury

by Carol E. Klein

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Klein's study catalogues the literary and social luminaries associated with Manhattan's Gramercy Park neighborhood between 1820 and 1940. Illustrations. (Oct.)
Library Journal
This beautiful little neighborhood of brownstones and a hidden park was long the home of New York City's most glittering cultural leaders. Klein ( Aline ) presents an overview of the artistic and social trend-setters who lived there between 1820 and 1940. Her book is mostly a chatty and name-dropping social history of the city as seen through these personalities. It meanders its gossipy way from era to era with little solid meat for serious readers. It is beguiling, though, and manages to be as pleasing as the park itself. Recommended for many public libraries. Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles
Reprint of the Houghton Mifflin original of 1987 on the social and intellectual life of a New York City neighborhood. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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