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What is the title of this fictional novel set in New York City?

Asked by mazingerz88 (25295points) July 19th, 2015

Google failed me so I run to Fluther for the answer. As usual. : )

Read this novel years ago and all I can recall is it was set in the 1880s or 1890s in New York City. The protagonist is a young man and his love interest was a beautiful prostitute.

The novel’s period setting is its main draw, rich with elaborate description of the mood of the times back then, happenings based on historical events and day to day living of city inhabitants, rich and poor.

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janbb's avatar

“Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton?

mazingerz88's avatar

@janbb No unfortunately not. Another info I can remember about it is it was published most probably less than 6 years ago. But thanks :)

talljasperman's avatar

Gangs of New York ?

mazingerz88's avatar

@talljasperman No. I probably would have remembered that title. :)

lynfromnm's avatar

Sister Carrie takes place in Chicago, but seems similar to your description otherwise.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Carrie

filmfann's avatar

The Donald Trump Story?

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