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Summary

The first of four novellas, together called Old New York, set in the mid-1800s.

Lewis Raycie is sent on a Grand Tour of Europe with instructions from his father to acquire a collection of accepted Art Works. His father's dream is to own a Raphael; instead, Lewis returns with a priceless collection of Renaissance masterpieces by Piero della Francesca and others of equal stature. They are, however, unknown in America.

His father is appalled and disinherits him. His family ridicules him. But it is only after Lewis dies that the magnificent collection gets the recognition it really deserves.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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really lovely story

Pure escapism, beautifully read and evocative. it would make a lovely drama. Fantastic short listen.

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Lovely twist in the story.

Really enjoyed this well narrated story. Loved the ending and could really identify with the characters.