A Hazard of New Fortunes

by William Dean Howells

A Hazard of New Fortunes

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What was it like to search for an apartment in New York 100 years ago? Apparently, not so different from today. A Hazard of New Fortunes is a story of social conflict between a self-made millionaire and an idealistic reformer. When Basil March, an editor in Boston, is asked to come to New York to start a new magazine, he begins with big dreams and quickly scales down to reality. As he and his wife hunt for their dream home, they list their requirements: The apartment must have an

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