Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1975.
A handsome first edition/first printing bound in gilt-stamped brown cloth. Near Fine condition in alike dust-jacket.
Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be, blurring the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imagined characters. The setting is New Rochelle, New York in 1909, and the characters are three remarkable families whose lives become entwined with the likes of Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J. P. Morgan and Sigmund Freud as well as an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose sense of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.
Basis for the 1991 movie with James Cagney and the 1998 Broadway musical of the same name ; [xii], 270,  pages.