The Cliff-Dwellers

Henry Blake FULLER (1857 - 1929)

Between the former site of old Fort Dearborn and the present site of our newest Board of Trade there lies a restricted yet tumultuous territory through which, during the course of the last fifty years, the rushing streams of commerce have worn many a deep and rugged chasm. These great canons—conduits, in fact, for the leaping volume of an ever-increasing prosperity—cross each other with a sort of systematic rectangularity, and in deference to the practical directness of local requirements they are in general called simply—streets. Each of these canons is closed in by a long frontage of towering cliffs, and these soaring walls of brick and limestone and granite rise higher and higher with each succeeding year, according as the work of erosion at their bases goes onward—the work of that seething flood of carts, carriages, omnibuses, cabs, cars, messengers, shoppers, clerks, and capitalists, which surges with increasing violence for every passing day. Summary by HENRY B. FULLER

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Bhavya
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Play 01 Chapter I Saba Fatima
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Play 02 Chapter II Diana Therriault
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Play 03 Chapter III ChadH94
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Play 04 Chapter IV Matt Bishop
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Play 05 Chapter V Kathleen Moore
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Play 06 Chapter VI Kathleen Moore
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Play 07 Chapter VII Kathleen Moore
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Play 08 Chapter VIII Campbell Schelp
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Play 09 Chapter IX Brian Dirkx
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Play 10 Chapter X Dwarika
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Play 11 Chapter XI Campbell Schelp
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Play 12 Chapter XII Lynette Caulkins
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Play 13 Chapter XIII Lynette Caulkins
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Play 14 Chapter XIV Lynette Caulkins
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Play 15 Chapter XV KevinS
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Play 16 Chapter XVI Harshita K
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Play 17 Chapter XVII Harshita K
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Play 18 Chapter XIII Campbell Schelp
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Play 19 Chapter XIX Lynette Caulkins
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Play 20 Chapter XX Lynette Caulkins
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Play 21 Chapter XXI Rita Boutros
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Play 22 Chapter XXII Rita Boutros
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Play 23 Chapter XXIII Rita Boutros
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Play 24 Chapter XXIV Rita Boutros
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