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?
The phrase "Mad as a March Hare" was popularized by Lewis Carrol in his classic, Alice in Wonderland, in which the March Hare is a character. The phrase was coined because hares are supposed to behave strangely during the March mating season.

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