The Book Lover's Guide to NYC Parties

When you think of literature, you may not necessarily think of raucous parties. But, you should. Some of the greatest bashes ever conceived have been committed to paper: balls hosted by the devil, the classiest of Jazz Age soirées, and even afternoon tea with a carefully selected roster of strange guests.
So, what if you’re reading along and wishing you could go to a fictional celebration? Well, you can. Sort of. In honor of the going-out season, here are a few of the greatest parties in literature, with suggestions for how to approximate them in our fair city. Get ready to dance your way to a happy ending.