The Waterworks

The Waterworks

Book - 1994
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
In 1871 New York, the disinherited son of an infamous late millionaire is amazed when he sees his father alive and begins a quest for the truth that leads him into the heart of evil and terror. Reprint.

& Taylor

In post-Civil War New York City, a young pedestrian recognizes his supposedly dead father riding in a passing horse-drawn omnibus

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394587547
Branch Call Number: F DOC
Characteristics: 253p. ; 25cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

theorbys Oct 01, 2015

Very skillfully told detective tale of 1870s New York in something of a Holmes (Capt. Donne) - Watson (McIlvaine) format. Doctorow above all brings the New York of its time to vivid life as the team tracks down a new version of Viktor Frankenstein. I say Holmes and Watson, but the original model is Poe's Dupin and his unnamed narrating sidekick. In fact there is a distinct Gothic atmosphere to the Waterworks that owes much to Edgar Allan Poe. If you are a genre buff this could easily be 5 stars.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DPL

To Top