World's Fair by E. L. Doctorow audiobook

World's Fair: A Novel

By E. L. Doctorow
Read by John Rubinstein

Random House Audio
10.64 Hours Unabridged
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"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles Times The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair . . .

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Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 1986

"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles Times The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Fascinating . . . exquisitely rendered details of a lost way of life. Newsweek
Wonderful reading. USA Today
Doctorow has managed to regain the awed perspective of a child in this novel of rare warmth and intimacy. . . . Stony indeed in the heart that cannot be moved by this book. People
World’s Fair is better than a time capsule; it’s an actual slice of a long-ago world, and we emerge from it as dazed as those visitors standing on the corner of the future. Anne Tyler
Marvelous . . . You get lost in World’s Fair as if it were an exotic adventure. You devour it with the avidity usually provoked by a suspense thriller. The New York Times
Something close to magic. Los Angeles Times
“Narrator John Rubinstein infuses this delightfully nostalgic coming-of-age story with adult introspection but also childish scrutiny of a boy’s treasures…Rubinstein depicts Edgar’s awe as he visits the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, where he encounters amazing technological promises of the future alongside seedy hucksters and sad human oddities. Rubinstein’s strongest contribution to Doctorow’s award-winning novel is his unencumbered portrayal of a wide-eyed yet precocious youngster.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: E. L. Doctorow

Author Bio: E. L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow (1931–2015) was known internationally for his works of historical fiction, including Ragtime, World’s Fair, and Billy Bathgate. He was honored with the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English