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by Edward Noyes Westcott

Download David Harum: A Story of American Life (Dodo Press) ePub
  • ISBN 1409916235
  • ISBN13 978-1409916239
  • Language English
  • Author Edward Noyes Westcott
  • Publisher Dodo Press (January 2, 2009)
  • Pages 312
  • Formats mbr txt docx rtf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1882 kb
  • Size Fb2 1209 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 279

David Harum: A Story of American Life was a best-selling novel of 1899 whose principal legacy is the colloquial use of the term horse trading. Written by retired Syracuse, New York banker, Edward Noyes Westcott, the work was rejected by six publishers before being accepted for publication by D. Appleton & Company. Published in the fall of 1898 - some 6 months after the author's death - it sold an impressive 400,000 copies during the following year. Although the book contains the mandatory love story, the character and philosophy of the title character, small town banker and horse trader David Harum, expressed in the dialect of 19th-century rural central New York is the focus of the book.

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296 DAVID HARUM " Wa al/ he said, puttin it that way, I s pose I d a said one-seventy/. Yes/ I says, an then agin, if I d said that he wa n t wuth that money to me, not bein jes what I wanted an so he ain t but that I d give one-forty, cash, what do you s pose you d a said? " Wa al/ he says, givin a hitch, of course I don t know jes what I would have said, but I.

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Talk about David Harum: A Story of American Life (Dodo Press)

This book was written by a first time author in 1898. I thought it was very well written, especially by a novice who died just prior to publication. The main character, David Harum, was likeable and could have easily been a Westerner instead of from upstate New York. He reminded me of Ben K. Green, an author who wrote about his life in the 1930's in a book called "Horse Tradin'" along with several other tales about his early life.

I saw a reference to this book, "David Harum" in another older book (one of those public domain books formatted for e-reading just like this one) and this was why I searched for it on Kindle.

The dialect used by the author for NY upstaters was a bit distracting as I don't know what it actually sounds like. But I am used to authors from that era using Western American dialects of which I am familiar so it didn't bother me much.

I recommend the book for those interested in reading about life in America 115 years ago. I am a retired banker and horseman so I probably related to the main character more than another reviewer did. However, this is a good wholesome story with a lot of realism that many readers should enjoy.
Rocky Basilisk
David Harum is a story about an onboard romance, at least it starts out that way ,and goes into the city to finish. It is a story about a young man trying to find his feet in the business world while working for his uncle. It is an old fashioned story written in the early 1900's and is truly an enjoyable tale.
great old book!
One of my 3 favorite books. ..I have re-read it many times...I own 3 original copies published about 1898.......I will no doubt read it again someday......
David Harum is an old guy who loves to tell long, drawnout stories about nothing in particular. The author writes Harum's stories in dialect, a pet peeve of mine. It would be endurable if the stories had anything to do with anything, but most of the time they don't. There's even a long, drawn-out story of Harum telling a long, drawn-out story! I'm doubly damned. There's a secondary character of John Lennox. We get a brief glimpse of his story and the cold fish he ends up with, but his main purpose in the book is to be the audience for Harum's tall tales. I don't recommend this book at all.