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Description - A Hazard of New Fortunes by William D. Howells

Set against a vividly depicted background of fin de siecle 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 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140439236
ISBN-10: 0140439234
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 20mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William D. Howells

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) began writing poetry while on the staff of the Ohio State Journal. This was published in Atantic Monthly, which he later edited. He went on to write a biography of Lincoln, and established himself as a prominent literary critic and a successful novelist. Phillip Lopate holds the Adams Chair at Hofstra University, where he is Professor of English. He is the author of several essay collections and two volumes of poetry.

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