Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
Hazard of new fortunes.
[London] Oxford University Press, 1965
|提及的人：||Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Wendell Holmes|
William Dean Howells; Tony Tanner
|描述：||449 pages 20 cm.|
|叢書名：||Classic American texts.|
|責任：||with an introd. by Tony Tanner.|
The first novel to attempt a comprehensive analysis of the changes and convulsions in America as the full effects of capitalism and industrialism made themselves felt on a hitherto mainly rural society. A flexible, panoramic novel of New York which dramatizes the emergent problems, conflicting ideas and values, of the America of the time. The characters converge around the founding of a new magazine, and their personal relationships and opposing atttitudes, reveal much of the restless energy and uncoordinated ideology which went into the making of modern America.