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Young in New York : a memoir of a Victorian girlhood

Author: Nathalie Dana
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1963.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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In 1878, when Nathalie Dana was born, the New York Central trains ran in the middle of Fourth Avenue (now rechristened Park), Lexington Avenue was ten years old, and there was a bright blue farmhouse at the corner of Fifth and Seventy-first. Mrs. Dana, the daughter of an Episcopal minister, watched her native city develop from a comfortable and leisurely town into a fantastic megalopolis, and here, writing in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dana, Nathalie, b. 1878.
Young in New York.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1963
(OCoLC)574352677
Named Person: Nathalie Dana
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathalie Dana
OCLC Number: 1053937
Description: 205 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: New York in the nineteenth century --
Our house on Lenox Hill --
Ridgefield summers --
Beside the sea --
School days --
A stroll down the avenue --
The new intellectual climate --
The arts and the life of the mind --
Munich and music --
Adventures in Italy --
A new life.
Responsibility: by Nathalie Dana.

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In 1878, when Nathalie Dana was born, the New York Central trains ran in the middle of Fourth Avenue (now rechristened Park), Lexington Avenue was ten years old, and there was a bright blue farmhouse at the corner of Fifth and Seventy-first. Mrs. Dana, the daughter of an Episcopal minister, watched her native city develop from a comfortable and leisurely town into a fantastic megalopolis, and here, writing in the tradition of Edith Wharton, she brilliantly recreates the climate and attitudes of upper-middle-class life in New York during the crucial period of transition from the nineteenth century to the twentieth. Mrs. Dana has total recall--not only of the details of fashion, interior decoration, architecture, landscaping, cultural activities, hospitality, and social life--but of manners and mores. Whether discussing the simple pleasures of her schooldays at Brearley or the lavish. entertainments of the Four Hundred, she evokes this lost world in witty, stylish prose, supplemented with sixteen pages of photographs from her family album. Two chapters originally appeared in the New York Historical Society Quarterly. Mrs. Dana's father was the Reverend Cornelius Bishop Smith, Rector of St. James Episcopal Church. In 1911 she married Richard Dana, Jr., the architect grandson of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Richard Dana (author of Two Years Before the Mast).--Adapted from dust jacket.

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