A Hazard of New Fortunes — Volume 1 by William Dean Howells

A Hazard of New Fortunes — Volume 1

byWilliam Dean Howells

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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The following story was the first fruit of my New York life when I began to live it after my quarter of a century in Cambridge and Boston, ending in 1889; and I used my own transition to the commercial metropolis in framing the experience which was wholly that of my supposititious literary adventurer. He was a character whom, with his wife, I have employed in some six or eight other stories, and whom I made as much the hero and heroine of 'Their Wedding Journey' as the slight fable would bear. In venturing out of my adoptive New England, where I had found myself at home with many imaginary friends, I found it natural to ask the company of these familiar acquaintances, but their company was not to be had at once for the asking. When I began speaking of them as Basil and Isabel, in the fashion of 'Their Wedding Journey, ' they would not respond with the effect of early middle age which I desired in them. They remained wilfully, not to say woodenly, the young bridal pair of that romance, without the promise of novel functioning
Title:A Hazard of New Fortunes — Volume 1Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819947883

ISBN - 13:9782819947882

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