- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Mark Helprin
- Publish Date: 1983-09-20
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A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. âThis novel...is a gifted writerâs love affair with the languageâ (Newsday).