A Hazard of New Fortunes

A Hazard of New Fortunes


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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440672675
  • 480 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Praise

“No one before Howells had thought to capture the teeming, heterogeneous, multifarious, high-tension city on a single great canvas. Against the variegated backdrop of New York City, Howells dramatizes the intellectual and spiritual conflicts of the democratic future.” Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

“The exactest and truest portrayal of New York and New York life ever written.” Mark Twain

“Simply prodigious.”Henry James

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