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Howells, William Dean 1837-1920

Overview
Works: 2,670 works in 9,834 publications in 7 languages and 227,375 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Romance fiction  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Translator, Adapter, Signer, win, Conceptor, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.H84, 813.4
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The rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells( Book )

386 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 9,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skeptical portrait of American business life and its perils, celebrating not the rise but the loss of fortune that makes possible the hero's recovery of his earlier integrity and happiness
A hazard of new fortunes by William Dean Howells( Book )

182 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first novel to attempt a comprehensive analysis of the changes and convulsions in America as the full effects of capitalism and industrialism made themselves felt on a hitherto mainly rural society. A flexible, panoramic novel of New York which dramatizes the emergent problems, conflicting ideas and values, of the America of the time. The characters converge around the founding of a new magazine, and their personal relationships and opposing atttitudes, reveal much of the restless energy and uncoordinated ideology which went into the making of modern America
Their wedding journey by William Dean Howells( Book )

180 editions published between 1871 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence
A modern instance by William Dean Howells( Book )

143 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Modern Instance explores the deterioration of what could have been an otherwise healthy marriage through industrial enterprise and capitalistic greed.- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells( )

72 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in English and held by 2,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel from popular nineteenth-century American author William Dean Howells features a visitor from a mysterious distant island known as Altruria. The contrast between the utopian island community and conditions in 1890s America provides remarkable insight into the social and cultural issues facing the country then -- and now. A must-read for fans of utopian fantasy and science fiction
Novels, 1875-1886 by William Dean Howells( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from there is a perfect gift for everyone
Indian summer by William Dean Howells( Book )

106 editions published between 1836 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three American find themselves unexpectedly drawn together in a romantic tale of manners set in nineteenth century Florence."--Cover of paperback ed
Novels, 1886-1888 by William Dean Howells( Book )

25 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and held by 2,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three novels by nineteenth-century American author William Dean Howells in which he merges social commentary and comedy in his examination of the contrasts in life
A chance acquaintance by William Dean Howells( Book )

172 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun shone with a warm yellow light on the Upper Town with its girdle of gray wall and on the red flag that drowsed above the citadel and was a friendly lustre on the tinned roofs of the Lower Townwhile away off to the south and east and west wandered the purple hills and the farmlit plains in such dewy shadow and effulgence as would have been enough to make the heaviest heart glad
Letters, fictions, lives : Henry James and William Dean Howells by Henry James( )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique and long-awaited volume, Michael Anesko documents the literary cross-fertilization between Henry James and William Dean Howells, collecting 151 letters, nearly all the extant correspondence between the two men, as well as the most significant critical commentary James wrote on Howells and Howells wrote on James. Containing dozens of previously unpublished letters by James, and featuring a detailed biographical chronology as well as extensive interpretive commentaries that meticulously chart the development of this remarkable literary friendship, Letters, Fictions, Lives, edited to the highest standards of scholarly excellence, will prove an invaluable resource for scholars and students of James and Howells, and will hold great interest for dedicated readers of their fiction and for those studying epistolary issues and literary influence between contemporaries
Venetian life by William Dean Howells( Book )

178 editions published between 1866 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three wise men of the East, having seen a new star symbolizing the birth of a great king, follow the star to Bethlehem where they present gifts to the newborn Jesus
Emile Zola by William Dean Howells( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An essay on the French writer Émile Zola"--Provided by publisher
Psychological counter-current in recent fiction by William Dean Howells( )

10 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is consoling as often as dismaying to find in what seems a cataclysmal tide of a certain direction a strong drift to the opposite quarter. It is so divinable, if not so perceptible, that its presence may usually be recognized as a beginning of the turn in every tide which is sure, sooner or later, to come. In reform, it is the menace of reaction; in reaction, it is the promise of reform; we may take heart as we must lose heart from it. A few years ago, when a movement which carried fiction to the highest place in literature was apparently of such onward and upward sweep that there could be
The lady of the Aroostook by William Dean Howells( Book )

108 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short
"Mr. Charles W. Chesnutt's stories" by William Dean Howells( )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris by William Dean Howells( )

6 editions published between 1902 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leatherwood god by William Dean Howells( Book )

51 editions published between 1916 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dean Howells frequently drew on his Midwestern childhood for his fiction. Based on an incident in Ohio that had always fascinated him, The Leatherwood God tells the intriguing tale of how a charlatan named Joseph Dylks, claiming to be a messenger of God (or even God himself), exploited the pious townspeople, split their devout community in two, and then disappeared
A foregone conclusion by William Dean Howells( Book )

125 editions published between 1874 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short
Their silver wedding journey by William Dean Howells( )

20 editions published between 1886 and 2018 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of the beloved novel The Rise of Silas Lapham, William Dean Howells is known as one of the foremost practitioners of the literary style known as realism. In Their Silver Wedding Journey, Howells provides a coda to his earlier novel, Their Wedding Journey, filling readers in on how the ensuing years have changed and shaped the couple at the center of both books, the Marches
The Kentons by William Dean Howells( Book )

45 editions published between 1902 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kenton family flees from Tuskingum, Ohio, to Europe seeking solace for daughter Ellen's broken heart. After experiencing foreign travel, urban living, and turn-of-the-century European mores, the family returns to a confined, but secure, life in their small village
 
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Novels, 1875-1886
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A hazard of new fortunesTheir wedding journeyA modern instanceA traveler from AltruriaNovels, 1875-1886Indian summerNovels, 1886-1888Letters, fictions, lives : Henry James and William Dean Howells
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