Master

The Masters are a fictional family in Rutherfurd's New York. In the first chapter, they arrive in Boston as Puritans from England, but a younger son, after a family dispute, moves first to Long Island and then to Manhattan, where the Masters intermarry with the Van Dycks. The novel traces this family's fortunes to the present day.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Keeping Curry on Hand. Queen Victoria loathed spicy food, but as Empress of India, she insisted that curry be available at all times in the event that a “visiting oriental” ever showed up unannounced at the palace doors. The food itself, of course, was probably not something to be desired by any visitor. It consisted of previously cooked food doused in curry powder.




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