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Dryfoos, a newly rich farmer, invests in a magazine in order to help his son Conrad get some business experience. When Basil March, the editor of the magazine, hires Lindau, a socialist, Dryfoos orders March to fire him. He refuses,
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Then during a strike both Lindau and Conrad are killed trying to maintain order. Believing he misjudged the man and grief stricken at the death of his son, Dryfoos pays for Lindau's funeral and sells the magazine to March.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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