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City of light

Author: Lauren Belfer
Publisher: New York, New York : The Dial Press, [1999]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The exploitation of Niagara Falls to generate electricity leads to a murder involving members of Buffalo's ruling class. The heroine is a high-society school teacher who investigates and through her eyes is seen the conflict between industrialists and environmentalists of the day.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Belfer, Lauren.
City of light.
New York : Dial Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607163397
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Belfer
ISBN: 038533401X 9780385334013
OCLC Number: 40395891
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Description: 518 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Even the considerable length of Lauren Belfer's City of Light can't prepare the reader for all the novel holds. In turn-of-the-century Buffalo, she illuminates (among other concerns) the struggles of women, blacks, immigrants and lesbians, labor unions and socialists; the birth of environmentalism; the back-room dealings of industrialists; and the illegitimate children of predatory U.S. Presidents.
Responsibility: Lauren Belfer.
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