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The Devil in the White City Quotes by Erik Larson

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Exploring “The Devil in the White City” : The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

The Devil in the White City Quotes

Search this site. About the book. Analysis of Major Characters. Discussion Questions with Answers. Important Quotations Explained. Key Vocabulary. Literary Close Read.

All rights reserved. Perseverance Quotes. To build it Burnham had confronted a legion of obstacles, any of which could have—should have—killed it long before Opening Day. Together [Burnham] and his architects had conjured a dream city whose grandeur and beauty exceeded anything each singly could have imagined. Young women drawn to Chicago by the fair and by the prospect of living on their own had disappeared, last seen at the killer's block-long mansion, a parody of everything architects held dear.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. This was Chicago, on the eve of the greatest fair in history.

The Devil in the White City Quotes

These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. It was so easy to disappear, so easy to deny knowledge, so very easy in the smoke and din to mask that something dark had taken root. This was Chicago, on the eve of the greatest fair in history. This quote, from the first chapter of the book, sets the scene of Chicago in the late 19th century. It also introduces the theme of the coexistence of good and evil. This is a direct quote from Burnham, but without knowing the author it could believably be attributed to Holmes or any of the other ambitious lead characters.

How easy it was to disappear. A thousand trains a day entered or left Chicago. Many of these trains brought single young women who had never seen a city but now hoped to make one of the biggest and toughest their home. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other The Devil in the White City quote. So far the year had been a fine one.

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