By the Decade, 11 Great Fiction Books Set in NYC 1900s to 2000s

Great Pieces of NYC FIction, By Decade- Untapped Cities12 Great Pieces of Fiction Set In NYC, Categorized by Decade.

As we previously shared with you in our 17 Favorite Fictional Books set In NYC, there are various collections of great literature with New York City as their setting. However, there are more works of fiction particularly adept at capturing the truth, flavor and ambiance of New York City during a specific period of time. Here are 11 of some of our favorites of fiction that have used New York City as its setting, each categorized by a specific decade of the 20th century.

1. The Melting Pot by Israel Zangwill (1900s)

The Melting Pot _ Untapped Cities

Released in 1908, The Melting Pot is a poignant parable about love set in New York City during the 1900s. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Julietthe play centers around the relationship between David Quixano and Vera, two Russian immigrants whose conflicting religious backgrounds creates turmoil. Fun fact, the famous play popularized the term “melting pot”.

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