WorldCat Identities

Crain, Esther

Overview
Works: 6 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 684 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  History  Illustrated works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1111, 016.80881
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Esther Crain
The Columbia Granger's guide to poetry anthologies by William A Katz( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference guide to poetry anthologies with descriptions and evaluations of each anthology
The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 by Esther Crain( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City's transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover. In forty short years, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, subways, streetlights, and Central Park, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once-distant boroughs. In Manhattan, more than a million poor immigrants crammed into tenements, while the half of the millionaires in the entire country lined Fifth Avenue with their opulent mansions. The Gilded Age in New York captures what is was like to live in Gotham then, to be a daily witness to the city's rapid evolution.-Newspapers, autobiographies, and personal diaries offer fascinating glimpses into daily life among the rich, the poor, and the surprisingly large middle class.-The use of photography and illustrated periodicals provides astonishing images that document the bigness of New York: the construction of the Statue of Liberty; the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge; the shimmering lights of Luna Park in Coney Island; the mansions of Millionaire's Row.-Sidebars detail smaller, fleeting moments: Alice Vanderbilt posing proudly in her "Electric Light" ball gown at a society-changing masquerade ball; immigrants stepping off the boat at Ellis Island; a young Theodore Roosevelt witnessing Abraham Lincoln's funeral. The Gilded Age in New York is a rare illustrated look at this amazing time in both the city and the country as a whole. Author Esther Crain, the go-to authority on the era, weaves first-hand accounts and fascinating details into a vivid tapestry of American society at the turn of the century. Praise for New-York Historical Society New York City in 3D In The Gilded Age, also by Esther Crain: "Vividly captures the transformation from cityscape of horse carriages and gas lamps 'bursting with beauty, power and possibilities' as it staggered into a skyscraping Imperial City."--Sam Roberts, The New York Times "Get a glimpse of Edith Wharton's world." - Entertainment Weekly Must List "What better way to revisit this rich period . . '" - Library Journal
New York City in the gilded age by Esther Crain( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Columbia Granger's Guide to Poetry Anthologies Second Enlarged Edition by Esther Crain( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New York 1900 by Esther Crain( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New York, 1880-1910 by Esther Crain( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.33 for The Gilded ... to 0.99 for New York, ...)

The Columbia Granger's guide to poetry anthologies
Covers
Languages
English (12)

French (2)