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Young Paul commits himself to bring fortune to his unwealthy family, and win the love of his mother, who feels in herself the “centre of her heart go hard.” A fantastic, heart-rending story about luck, faith, and what is obviously most important – money.
In a story which consists of two parts, Herman Melville – the great American autor – tells of two ways of being, each closed within its borders, each in its own way: the Londonian circle of free bachelors, and the society of women laborers at a one of its kind paper factory in America.
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