A Hazard of New Fortunes - Volume 4

A Hazard of New Fortunes - Volume 4

by William Dean Howells

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Overview

A Hazard of New Fortunes is a novel by William Dean Howells. Copyrighted in 1889 and first published in the U.S. by Harper & Bros. in 1890, the book was well-received for its portrayal of social injustice. Considered by many to be his best work, the novel is also considered to be the first novel to portray New York City. Some argue that the novel was the first of three Howells wrote with Socialist and Utopian ideals in mind: The Quality of Mercy in 1892, and An Imperative Duty in 1893. In this novel, although Howells briefly discusses the American Civil War, he primarily deals with issues of post-war "Gilded Age" America, like labor disputes, the rise of the self-made millionaire, the growth of urban America, the influx of immigrants, and other industrial-era problems. Many critics consider A Hazard of New Fortunes to be one of Howells' most important examples of American literary Realism because he portrays a variety of people from different backgrounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781724811318
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2018
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.14(d)

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