Ragtime Summary
E. L. Doctorow

Everything you need to understand or teach Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow.

  • Ragtime Summary & Study Guide
  • 4 Student Essays
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • 1 Literature Criticism
  • ...and more
  • 30 Ragtime Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more
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Ragtime Summary

The novel begins in 1902 with the story of a wealthy upper-middle class family—Father, Mother, the little boy, and Mother’s Younger Brother—living in New Rochelle, a town just outside of New York City. Mother’s Brother is in love with Evelyn Nesbit, a former chorus girl and artist’s model, whose husband Harry K. Thaw is charged with the murder of her ex-lover, architect Stanford White. Famed escape artist Harry Houdini...

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Study Pack

The Ragtime Study Pack contains about 125 pages of study material in 4 products, including:

Ragtime Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Ragtime Lesson Plans contain 132 pages of teaching material, including: