Ernest Poole's bestselling, muckraking classic about the plight
of the worker.
The best-known novel by the winner of the first Pulitzer Prize
for fiction, Ernet Poole's "The Harbor" was published in 1915 to
instant acclaim and remains his most important book. At the heart
of the story is Billy, an aspiring writer who struggles to
reconcile his sympathy for workers with his middle-class allegiance
to capitalist progress. As Billy comes of age on the New York
waterfront, an eyewitness to explosive tensions between labor and
capital that culminate in a violent strike, he learns to embrace
socialism as the solution to the harbor's seething injustices. This
novel, one of the most direct literary treatments of class warfare,
is a valuable social history and a powerful testament to Poole's
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