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Howells, William Dean 1837-1920

Overview
Works: 1,785 works in 7,287 publications in 4 languages and 208,161 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Study guides  History  Humor  Juvenile works 
Subject Headings: Critics  Novelists, American 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Translator, Adapter, Signer, Honoree
Classifications: PS2025, 813.4
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The rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells ( Book )
334 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 9,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches and the choices he must make when his business partner proposes unethical dealings
A hazard of new fortunes by William Dean Howells ( Book )
147 editions published between 1889 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set against a vividly depicted background of fin de siecle New York, this novel centers upon the conflict between a self-made millionaire and a fervent social revolutionary - a conflict in which a man of goodwill futilely attempts to act as a mediator, only to be forced himself into a crisis of conscience. William Dean Howell's grasp of the realities of the American experience in an age of emerging social struggle as well as his absolute determination to fairly represent every point of view is evident throughout this multifaceted work. Both a memorable portrait of an era and a profoundly moving study of human relationships, A Hazard of New Fortunes fully justifies Alfred Kazin's ranking of Howells as "the first great domestic novelist of American life.""--BOOK JACKET
A modern instance by William Dean Howells ( Book )
120 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unflinching portrait of an unhappy marriage, A Modern Instance examines a couple's personal conflicts as the effects of commercial progress and rapid changes in social and religious institutions. Howells's novel ends with the hero barred by his over-scrupulous conscience from marrying the divorced heroine
Novels, 1875-1886 by William Dean Howells ( Book )
31 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,804 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
A traveler from Altruria romance by William Dean Howells ( Book )
64 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A visitor from a utopian republic encounters a group of Americans--including a novelist, a banker, a lawyer, and a minister--at a fashionable summer resort in this 1894 satirical portrait of American life and government by William Dean Howells
Novels, 1886-1888 by William Dean Howells ( Book )
28 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chronologie. Notes
Indian summer by William Dean Howells ( Book )
88 editions published between 1836 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,424 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
Their wedding journey by William Dean Howells ( Book )
147 editions published between 1871 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basil and Isabel March first appeared in Howells's Their wedding journey, which followed the newly married couple as they traveled to Niagara Falls on their honeymoon. Here, Howells returns to the March marriage as they revisit Hamburg, Carlsbad, Weimar, Leipzig, and Berlin the cities of their youthful courtship
A chance acquaintance by William Dean Howells ( Book )
149 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criticism and fiction, and other essays by William Dean Howells ( Book )
65 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From his perch as editor of the Atlantic Monthly , author, editor, and literary critic William Dean Howells discussed his theories of realism in literature in his column, The Editor's Study." Highly influential, this collection of Howells's essays and ideas is an invaluable resource for any reader or student with a passion for literature
Venetian life by William Dean Howells ( Book )
153 editions published between 1866 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First published in 1866. The present reprint . . . is based upon the 1885 edition."
Letters, fictions, lives Henry James and William Dean Howells by Henry James ( )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume attempts to determine the early influence shared between William Dean Howells and Henry James by reconstructing and evaluating documentary evidence of their literary cross-fertilization. The 151 letters included represent each writer's most significant criticism of the other
Their silver wedding journey complete by William Dean Howells ( )
46 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,714 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 lady of the Aroostook by William Dean Howells ( Book )
100 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A naive Massachusetts schoolteacher sails to Italy, where she is harassed by a drunk and meets a Boston socialite who will become her husband. The Lady of the Aroostook explores a favorite theme of Howells conflicting social habits, in this case those of the American village and those of the American city
The shadow of a dream ; and, An imperative duty by William Dean Howells ( Book )
62 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The landlord at Lion's Head; a novel by William Dean Howells ( Book )
67 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Praised for the masterfully drawn protagonist, Jeff Durgan, The Landlord at Lion's Head--considered one of Howells's best novels for its expert characterization--follows Durgin from his impoverished childhood on a New England farm, to his unsuccessful career at Harvard, and finally to success at his fashionable hotel on the old farm's site
Literature and life; studies by William Dean Howells ( Book )
36 editions published between 1902 and 2001 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Twain's library of humor by Mark Twain ( Book )
15 editions published between 1888 and 1995 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of writings by 45 American humorists of the 19th century
The leatherwood god by William Dean Howells ( Book )
45 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 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
The quality of mercy by William Dean Howells ( Book )
51 editions published between 1891 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a defalcating treasurer of a company, and of his flight and return
 
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Alternative Names
Dean Howells, William
Dean Howells, William 1837-1920
H., W.D.
Howells W. D.
Howells, W. D. 1837-1920
Howells, W.D. (William Dean)
Howells, W. D. (William Dean), 1837-1920
Howells, William D.
Howells, William D. 1837-1920
Howells, William D. (William Dean), 1837-1920
Howells, William Dean
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Languages
English (1,967)
German (14)
Italian (1)
French (1)
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