Ragtime Audiobook (Unabridged)

Ragtime (Unabridged), by E. L. Doctorow
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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4 (14,496 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Narrator: E. L. Doctorow Publisher: E. L. Doctorow Format: Unabridged Audiobook Release Date: Audio Length:
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Ragtime, a classic work of historical fiction first published in 1975, details the lives of three families in early 20th-century New York. The novel interweaves fictional characters with actual historic events and figures.

The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. Almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow's imagined family and other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.

A rich tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in a unique historic context.

Time magazine included the novel in its Time 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923-2005. Download and start listening now!

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Though you may know E. L. Doctorow from the popular titles Ragtime and The March: A Novel, E. L. Doctorow is actually one of the most renowned Fiction and Classics authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 6 audiobooks from E. L. Doctorow, with the latest Fiction title being: Homer og Langley (Homer & Langley). The March: A Novel was added to our catalog in 2005, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Ragtime is the most popular and bestselling from E. L. Doctorow. Enjoy over 45 hours of listening from E. L. Doctorow, among the 6 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Fiction books from E. L. Doctorow. For more choices and information on E. L. Doctorow, please visit their author page: E. L. Doctorow.