History Literature / Ragtime

15th Jun '16 5:41:39 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1981 it was adapted into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]], written by Michael Weller and Bo Goldman and directed by Milos Foreman. The film, which featured Howard E. Rollins Jr., Creator/MandyPatinkin, and James Cagney (among others), was nominated for eight UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s.

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In 1981 it was adapted into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]], written by Michael Weller and Bo Goldman and directed by Milos Foreman. The film, which featured Howard E. Rollins Jr., Creator/MandyPatinkin, and James Cagney Creator/JamesCagney (among others), was nominated for eight UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s.
15th Jun '16 5:39:57 PM Mdumas43073
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''Ragtime'' is a 1975 historical fiction novel by E. L. Doctorow. It takes place in and around UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity between 1900 and 1917, and follows three fictional American families whose lives intersect with those of various major historical figures from the time, such as Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan. The three families are: an upper-class [=WASP=] family from New Rochelle, consisting of [[NoNameGiven a grandfather, a father, a mother, their son, and the mother's younger brother]]; a talented young black pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., his girlfriend Sarah, and their son; and a Jewish Eastern European immigrant and his young daughter. [[SceneryPorn It is written with a ridiculous amount of detail]], approaching JRR Tolkien levels.

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''Ragtime'' is a 1975 historical fiction novel by E. L. Doctorow. It takes place in and around UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity between 1900 and 1917, and follows three fictional American families whose lives intersect with those of various major historical figures from the time, such as Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini, Creator/HarryHoudini, Emma Goldman, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan. The three families are: an upper-class [=WASP=] family from New Rochelle, consisting of [[NoNameGiven a grandfather, a father, a mother, their son, and the mother's younger brother]]; a talented young black pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., his girlfriend Sarah, and their son; and a Jewish Eastern European immigrant and his young daughter. [[SceneryPorn It is written with a ridiculous amount of detail]], approaching JRR Tolkien levels.
15th Jun '16 5:36:10 PM Mdumas43073
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15th Jun '16 5:35:16 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Ragtime''''' is a 1975 historical fiction novel by E. L. Doctorow. It takes place in and around UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity between 1900 and 1917, and follows three fictional American families whose lives intersect with those of various major historical figures from the time, such as Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan. The three families are: an upper-class [=WASP=] family from New Rochelle, consisting of [[NoNameGiven a grandfather, a father, a mother, their son, and the mother's younger brother]]; a talented young black pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., his girlfriend Sarah, and their son; and a Jewish Eastern European immigrant and his young daughter. [[SceneryPorn It is written with a ridiculous amount of detail]], approaching JRR Tolkien levels.

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'''''Ragtime''''' ''Ragtime'' is a 1975 historical fiction novel by E. L. Doctorow. It takes place in and around UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity between 1900 and 1917, and follows three fictional American families whose lives intersect with those of various major historical figures from the time, such as Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan. The three families are: an upper-class [=WASP=] family from New Rochelle, consisting of [[NoNameGiven a grandfather, a father, a mother, their son, and the mother's younger brother]]; a talented young black pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., his girlfriend Sarah, and their son; and a Jewish Eastern European immigrant and his young daughter. [[SceneryPorn It is written with a ridiculous amount of detail]], approaching JRR Tolkien levels.
2nd Apr '16 10:28:40 AM NotThisThing
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** Although [[spoiler: Father and Grandfather's]] deaths are only mentioned in the epilogue song.

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** Although [[spoiler: Father and Grandfather's]] deaths are only mentioned in the epilogue song.epilogue.
31st Mar '16 8:36:10 PM NotThisThing
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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Sarah, Coalhouse, Father and Younger Brother and Grandfather in the novel as well]]
** Although [[spoiler: Father's]] death is only mentioned in the epilogue.

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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Sarah, Coalhouse, Father Father, and Grandfather. Also Younger Brother and Grandfather in the novel as well]]
novel.]]
** Although [[spoiler: Father's]] death is Father and Grandfather's]] deaths are only mentioned in the epilogue.epilogue song.


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* WhamLine: During "He Wanted To Say" in the musical:
-->'''Emma Goldman:''' But all he said was...
-->'''Mother's Younger Brother:''' [[spoiler:I know how to blow things up!]]
20th Feb '16 7:47:23 PM QueenMarine
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted; the book features numerous public figures from the 1920s and is not shy about putting them in compromising positions.


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* OffingTheOffspring: Sarah attempts to kill her baby by burying it after Coalhouse abandoned her.
20th Feb '16 7:42:30 PM QueenMarine
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Younger Brother, while watching [[ItMakesSenseInContext Evelyn getting massaged naked by Emma Goldman]]


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* StalkerWithACrush: Younger Brother for Evelyn Nesbit
* StalkingIsLove: Evelyn and Younger Brother become a couple after she discovers he's been stalking her.
14th Feb '16 7:11:40 AM itsbialy
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* VillainousBreakdown: Since Fire Chief Will Conclin (Conklin?) is the closest thing to a villain in the show, he breaks down first in "Coalhouse Demands" and even more in "Look What You've Done."

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* VillainousBreakdown: Since Fire Chief Will Conclin (Conklin?) Conklin is the closest thing to a villain in the show, he breaks down first in "Coalhouse Demands" and even more in "Look What You've Done."
14th Feb '16 7:11:20 AM itsbialy
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