Van Dyck

The Van Dycks are a fictional family, with a common Dutch name, who are living in New Amsterdam at the opening of Rutherfurd's New York. Their descendants marry into the Master family, whose fortunes the novel traces up to the present day.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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