William Dean Howells

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William Dean Howells () was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. Willam Dean Howells was a novelist, short story writer, magazine editor, and mentor who wrote for various magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and Harper's Magazine.

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Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today. First time visiting Audible. Get this book free when you sign up for a day Trial. William Dean Howells (March 1, – ) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day".

William Dean Howells became editor-in-chief at the Atlantic Monthly when he was just 29 years old. He held this post for more than 40 years, accepting work from all around the country. Read Book Review: Editha by William Dean Howells. Editha is a patriotic young lady who convinces her lover, George, to join the army to fight in the Spanish-Ame/5(30).

Howells, William Dean, Boy life; stories and readings selected from the works of William Dean Howells, and arranged for supplementary reading in elementary schools (New York and London: Harper & brothers, ), also by Percival Chubb (page images at HathiTrust).

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Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics. New introductions /5(6). Discover Book Depository's huge selection of William Dean Howells books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Save $30 when you buy both William Dean Howells volumes. The four novels collected in this Library of America volume are among the classic works from the immensely productive career of America’s most influential man of letters at the turn of the twentieth century.

William Dean Howells was a champion of French and Russian realistic writers and a brilliant advocate of the most. William Dean Howells; May Issue; Mark Twain's New Book "It is delicious, whether you open it at the sojourn in Heidelberg, or the voyage down.

The charming short play The Sleeping Car was the first in a series of William Dean Howells' "farces" -- social satires based on characters in slice-of-life situations.

When harried young mother Agnes Roberts unexpectedly encounters her husband and brother on a train journey, pandemonium ensues.

William Dean Howells. The Rise of Silas Lapham. Birthplace: Martins Ferry, OH Location of death: New York City Cause of death: Pneumonia Remains: Buried, Cambridge Cemete.

Father: William Cooper Howells (editor, d. ) Mother: Mary Dean Howells (d. ) Wife: Elinor Mead (m. Dec in Paris, d. May) Daughter: Winifred (b.

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Dec Born:   William Dean Howells (March 1, – ) was an American realist author and literary critic. Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, originally Martinsville, to William Cooper and Mary Dean Howells, Howells was the second of eight children.

His father was a newspaper editor and printer, and moved frequently around Ohio. Howells began to help his father with 1/5(1). William Dean Howells (), author, editor, and critic, was born on 1 March in Martinsville, now Martins Ferry, Ohio, the second son of eight children born to Mary Dean Howells and William Cooper Howells, a printer and publisher.

About the Book. Possibly the most influential figure in the history of American letters, William Dean Howells () was, among other things, a leading novelist in the realist tradition, a formative influence on many of America's finest writers, and an outspoken opponent of social injustice.

"Editha" is a short story by William Dean Howells. The story begins with Editha's fiance, George Gearson, announcing that war is imminent. For Editha, George's exuberance is a change from his. William Dean Howells was born at Martinsville (Martins Ferry), in Belmont County, Ohio, on March 1,the second child of William Cooper Howells and Mary Dean Howells.

William Dean Howells () was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, inbut his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published inwhich describes the decay of a ed on: Janu About William Dean Howells.

William Dean Howells was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on March 1, His father was a printer and newspaperman, and the family moved from town to town. Howells went to school where he could. As a boy he began More about William Dean Howells. The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in The story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility.

Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, which he tries to attain through his daughter's marriage into the. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Stories Of Ohio Author: William Dean Howells Release Date: Janu [EBook #] Last Updated: Aug Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS.

"'Here is a charming Christmas tale. Read this to your little one.' I took the book from her outstretched arm and examined the title, Christmas Every Day by William Dean Howells". So wrote Richard Paul Evans in his bestselling The Christmas Box, which captivated millions of readers across America, awakening hearts to the often forgotten true meaning of Christmas.5/5(1).

William Dean Howells ( - ), considered "The Dean of American Letters," was an American author and literary critic with a broad range of works appealing to young and old.

His writing style favored naturalism, in which he related his characters' observations in a seemingly casual and endearing manner by embracing their imperfections.

William Dean Howells was a champion of French and Russian realistic writers and a brilliant advocate of the most controversial American writers of his own time. Howells’s own novels elaborate what he called a “merciful distrust of our own judgements.” This distrust, in part a recognition of the degree to which social institutions intrude upon and shape our private lives.

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“Editha” The Norton Anthology of American Literature, edited by Nina Baym and Robert S. Levine, Shorter Eighth ed., vol. 2, W.W. Norton & Company, New York,pp. William Dean Howells, (born March 1,Martins Ferry, Ohio, U.S.—diedNew York City), U.S.

novelist and critic, the dean of late 19th-century American letters, the champion of literary realism, and the close friend and adviser of Mark Twain and Henry James. The son of an itinerant printer and newspaper editor, Howells grew up in various Ohio towns and began work .Read this book on Questia.

Possibly the most influential figure in the history of American letters, William Dean Howells () was, among other things, a leading novelist in the realist tradition, a formative influence on many of America's finest writers, and an .William Dean Howells ().

“The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated): Christmas Every Day, The Rise of Silas Lapham, A Traveler from Altruria, The Flight of Pony Baker, Venetian Life, Italian Journeys, Imaginary Interviews, A Boy's Town, Years of .