The Cliff-Dwellers

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,775 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,063
Added to site: 2007.10.19
mnybks.net#: 18596

Within the confines of Chicago's Clifton Building, hundreds of people live, work, and act out the dramas of their daily existence. Fuller analyzes, with deftness and precision, a large cast of characters reacting to this limited environment.

Show Excerpt

if you happen to have any dealings with "D. Walworth Floyd, Agt." according to the legend on the translucent pane of the door who is quite unlikely to hurry you out before you have finished. "Don't be in such a drive," he will perhaps say to you; "stay and smoke a cigar."

For business is not too exacting a consideration with the western branch of the Massachusetts Brass Company. It is less a hive of industry than a social exchange. The hours are easy, and the habitues are as frequently callers as customers. They are often Jacks or Toms, whose fathers are social pillars in Boston and large land-owners in Wyoming and Dakota, and Jack and Tom birds of passage in Scotch cheviots and billycock hats are given to alighting for a brief breathing-spell on this lofty perch, where they reproach the slipshod dress and careless speech of their friend's small office force by the trim neatness of their own clothes and conversation.

It may be guessed that this snug haven of refuge has been established

Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2008.09.12
Leah A. Zeldes
**...

George Ogden, of Boston, comes to the West -- which meant Chicago in 1893 -- and goes to work in the impressive Clifton building, a towering skyscraper, 18 stories high. There he mingles with its denizens -- greedy real estate moguls ... brutish bankers ... aristocratic architects ... snobbish, social-climbing North Siders ... placid suburbanites -- a microcosm of the brash, burgeoning city, and emerges a sadder, wiser man.

This soap-opera of a novel paints an unhappy and woefully incomplete picture of late-19th-century Chicago. There are only a few lessons here for a modern audience, and most of them are better told elsewhere.

Moreover, this release is very badly transcribed, so riddled with errors that it's difficult to read.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
Emma
by Jane Austen
Pollyanna
by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
Pollyanna Grows Up
by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

See more popular titles from this genre.