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City for Conquest.

Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby still captivates readers with its vision of 1920s New York as a city of infinite potential, where ambition and defeat live hand in hand. This sentiment is captured, with even greater acuity, in the pages of Aben Kandel's nearly forgotten masterpiece of urban life, City for Conquest (1936). The source of the classic 1940s James Cagney film of the same name, this panoramic New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781351313360 1351313363
OCLC Number: 1004148445
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Part, 1 Bouquet of the Boroughs / Aben Kandel Leonard Quart --
chapter 1 Bouquet of the Boroughs / Aben Kandel Leonard Quart --
chapter 2 2 / Aben Kandel Leonard Quart --
chapter 3 3 / Aben Kandel Leonard Quart --
chapter 4 4 / Aben Kandel Leonard Quart --
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part, 2 Fruit of the Stone / Aben Kandel Leonard Quart --
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"F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby still captivates readers with its vision of 1920s New York as a city of infinite potential, where ambition and defeat live hand in hand. This sentiment is captured, with even greater acuity, in the pages of Aben Kandel's nearly forgotten masterpiece of urban life, City for Conquest (1936). The source of the classic 1940s James Cagney film of the same name, this panoramic New York novel captures the complex patterns of city life, vividly evoking a metropolis of dreams and nightmares. Kandel portrays a volatile city inhabited by the aristocrat, the criminal, the idealist, the bohemian, the driven, the entrapped, and the impoverished, all equally striving "to make a dent in this town." The city itself is booming, its new constructions callously built on destruction, supplanting with equal disdain the slums of Brooklyn and the farm fields of the Bronx. This feverish microcosm of humanity inhabits a world of immense inequality where "six blocks from Wall Street, people haven't got a dime, six blocks from duplex apartments, people live in hovels" and "between the scarlet sore and the apple of the eye there lay a thick eyebrow of indifference."A literary triumph in the tradition of Stephen Crane's Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer, and out of print for far too long, City for Conquest is the inaugural work of fiction in Transaction's new Lost Urban Classics series."--Provided by publisher.

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