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New York in Quotations

by Jaqueline Mitchell

Part of the In Quotations Series

New York in Quotations Synopsis

'Make your mark in New York and you are a made man' wrote Mark Twain, encapsulating both the naked ambition of its citizens and the opportunities up for grabs in the Big Apple. Others take a more cynical approach: it's 'an aviary over-stocked with jays' (O. Henry), 'a sucked orange' (Ralph Waldo Emerson) or 'fantastically charmless and elaborately dire' (Henry James). Over the last three-and-a-half centuries this glamorous, twenty-four hour city has attracted a multitude of thinkers, poets, novelists and playwrights, many of whom have brilliantly encapsulated its unique spirit through verse, prose or the ultimate wisecrack.

New York in Quotations Press Reviews

Literary society abounds with witty quips and poetic odes on the subject of Oxford. Oxford in Quotations gathers together a number of the most slyly funny and sentimentally beautiful quotations. -- Huffington Post, on Oxford in Quotations

Book Information

ISBN: 9781851244201
Publication date: 28th October 2016
Author: Jaqueline Mitchell
Publisher: Bodleian Library
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Places & peoples: general & pictorial works, Anthologies (non-poetry), Gift books,

About Jaqueline Mitchell

Jaqueline Mitchell is a freelance writer and editor, and the compiler of 'London in Quotations', 'Paris in Quotations' and 'Blitz Spirit'.

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