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A Hazard of New Fortunes

Authors: Howells, William Dean
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000
ISBN: 9781440672675, Related ISBNs: 0140439234, 1440672679, 9780140439236, 9781440672675
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 480,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Centering on a conflict between a self-made millionaire and an idealistic reformer in turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York, A Hazard of New Fortunes insightfully renders the complexities of the American experience at a time of great social and economic upheaval and transformation. In its depiction of wealth, poverty, and New York City life, it remains a strikingly contemporary work.

Reproduced here is the authoritative Indiana University Press Edition edited and annotated by David J. Nordloh, with full scholarly commentary and extensive textual apparatus.
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