New York: Covici-Friede. Good. (c.1934). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (no dust jacket) [good only; a reading copy, shelfworn, soiling to covers and top edge, stains on spine, lettering on spine and front cover almost completely rubbed away; the hinges are intact but a little weak, and the book is internally clean]. Depression-era novel about a young businessman who loses his job in the 1929 Stock Market crash, and is reduced to working as the manager of a run-down New York rooming-house in Greenwich Village, near Washington Square. There he encounters and interacts (Grand Hotel-style) with an assortment of characters: a Japanese communist, an artist, an ex-actress, and so on. Footnoted in Rideout ("The Radical Novel in the United States") as one of eighteen novels centering on "a consideration of the process whereby a worker becomes class-conscious or a middle-class individual comes to identify himself with the proletarian masses." Hanna 869. . (Inventory #: 15891)
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