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A Hazard of New Fortunes (Penguin Classics)

ISBN13: 9780140439236
ISBN: 0140439234
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.0
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published Date:
Pages: 480
Average Goodreads rating: 3.22/5 (82 ratings)

Set against a vividly depicted background of fin de siƩcle 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,