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A Hazard of New Fortunes

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Written by William Dean HowellsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Dean Howells
Introduction by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and Everett CarterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Everett Carter

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: February 12, 2002
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75927-7 (0-375-75927-1)
about this book

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.

“The first great domestic novelist of American life.” —Alfred Kazin