A hazard of new fortunes

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Set against a vividly depicted background of fin de siécle New York, this novel centers on the conflict between a self-made millionaire and a fervent social revolutionary-a conflict in which a man of goodwill futilely attempts to act as a mediator, only to be forced himself into a crisis of conscience. Here we see William Dean Howells's grasp of the realities of the American experience in an age of emerging social struggle. His absolute determination to fairly represent every point of view is evident throughout this multifaceted work. Both a memorable portrait of an era and a profoundly moving study of human relationships, A Hazard of New Fortunes fully justifies Alfred Kazin's ranking of Howells as "the first great domestic novelist of American life." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Grouping Title hazard of new fortunes
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subject_facet City and town life -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Married people -- Fiction, Middle-aged persons -- Fiction, Moving, Household -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Social classes -- Fiction
title_display A hazard of new fortunes
title_full A hazard of new fortunes / William Dean Howells ; edited and with and introduction by Phillip Lopate, A hazard of new fortunes / William Dean Howells ; introduction by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. ; critical introduction by Everett Carter ; notes to the text and text established by David J. Nordloh ... [et al.], A hazard of new fortunes [electronic resource] Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
title_short A hazard of new fortunes
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