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|Publisher:||1st World Library - Literary Society (February 8, 2006)|
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at ww. stWorldLibrary. ORG - - In the days when New York's traffic moved at the pace of the drooping horse-car, when society applauded Christine Nilsson at the Academy of Music and basked in the sunsets of the Hudson River School on the walls of the National Academy of Design, an inconspicuous shop with a single show-window was.
This is a public domain audiobook narrated by Librivox volunteers around the world. Bunner Sisters," written in 1892 but not published until 1916 in Xingu and Other Stories, takes place in a shabby neighborhood in New York City. The two Bunner sisters, Ann Eliza the elder, and Evelina the younger, keep a small shop selling artificial flowers and small handsewn articles to Stuyvesant Square's "female population. Ann Eliza gives Evelina a clock for her birthday. The clock leads the sisters to become involved with Herbert Ramy, owner of "the queerest little store you ever laid eyes o.
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About book: "Bunner Sisters," written in 1892 but not published until 1916 in Xingu and Other Stories, takes place in a shabby neighborhood in New York City. Ann Eliza gives Evelina a clock for her birthday
Read by Margaret Espaillat . Bunner Sisters, like The Age of Innocence is set in 1870s New York, however the lives of Ann Eliza and Evelina Bunner reflect impoverished New York. The sisters run a "very small shop, in a shabby basement, in a sidestreet already doomed to decline. The story tells of the destruction of this life, and how the once content sisters are thrown into the realistic world outside of their little shop. Summary by Margaret) . and I listened to the entire short book all over again, this time very carefully.
I liked that this was a bit of a departure from her typical books centering around NYC society and instead focused on a pair of "old maid" sisters who ran a hat shop and made ends meet but were very much working class living by Stuyvesant Square.
The text begins: Spring had really come at last. There were leaves on the ailanthus-tree that Evelina could see from her bed, gentle clouds floated over it in the blue, and now and then the cry of a flower- seller sounded from the street. One day there was a shy knock on the back-room door, and Johnny Hawkins came in with two yellow jonquils in his fist. At length one morning Ann Eliza, starting up from the mattress at the foot of the bed, hastily called Miss Mellins down, and ran through the smoky dawn for the doctor. He came back with her and did what he could to give Evelina momentary relief; then he went away, promising to look in again before night. Miss Mellins, her head still covered with curl-papers, disappeared in his wake, and when the sisters were alone Evelina beckoned to Ann Eliza.