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									THE SUBLIME TRAIN OF SIGHT IN
A HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES

                                               CHRISTOPHER RACZKOWSKI


     In 1888, William Dean Howells moved with his family from Boston
to New York City. In the heady years preceding this relocation, Howells
undertook a famously unpopular campaign in support of the Haymarket
defendants, resigned from his editorship of the Atlantic Monthly–whose
readership had precipitously declined under his guidance–and signed a
lucrative contract with Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. His departure from
Boston’s Brahmin literary circles for the rough and tumble literary world of
New York was initially set in motion by the developing tragedy of his daughter
Winnie’s illne
								
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