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Hotel de Dream: A New York Novel (Paperback)

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In a damp, old Sussex castle, American literary phenomenon Stephen Crane lies on his deathbed, wasting away from tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight. The world-famous author has retreated to England with his wife, Cora, in part to avoid gossip about her ignominious past as the proprietress of an infamous Florida bordello, the Hotel de Dream. In the midst of gathering tragedy, Crane begins dictating what will surely be his final work: a strange and poignant novel of a boy prostitute in 1890s New York and the married man who ruins his own life to win his love.

About the Author

An esteemed novelist and cultural critic, Edmund White is the author of many books, including: the autobiographical novel A Boy s Own Story; a previous memoir, My Lives; and most recently a biography of poet Arthur Rimbaud. He was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for City Boy. White teaches writing at Princeton University and lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060852269
ISBN-10: 0060852267
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 14th, 2008
Pages: 225
Language: English