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The Book Lover's Guide to NYC Parties

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    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.

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