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Howells, William Dean 1837-1920

Overview
Works: 2,197 works in 7,973 publications in 6 languages and 218,158 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Translator, Lyricist, Other, Conceptor, Signer, Adapter, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.H84, 813.4
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The rise of Silas Lapham : an authoritative text, composition and backgrounds, contemporary responses, criticism by William Dean Howells( Book )

264 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 7,047 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
Novels, 1875-1886 by William Dean Howells( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 2,498 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 hazard of new fortunes by William Dean Howells( Book )

90 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and held by 2,329 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
Indian summer by William Dean Howells( Book )

99 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronologie. Notes
A modern instance by William Dean Howells( Book )

73 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,134 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
Their wedding journey by William Dean Howells( Book )

156 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,127 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 chance acquaintance by William Dean Howells( Book )

155 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,061 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
Criticism and fiction, and other essays by William Dean Howells( Book )

61 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,018 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
Venetian life by William Dean Howells( Book )

155 editions published between 1866 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1860, W.D. Howells wrote a campaign biography of Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln won the presidency, Howells was rewarded with the job of consul in Venice. He arrived there in 1862, aged twenty-five, and lived for three years on the Grand Canal. Howells would use the canal for a morning swim during the warmer months and then, perhaps, go off to his office. For a young nineteenth-century American who had left school at age nine in order to work, the hardest part of his sinecure was that -- no doubt for the first time in his experience -- he had almost nothing to do. ""I dreaded the easily form
A traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells( Book )

50 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howell's utopian novel is a critique of unfettered capitalism and its consequences
The lady of the Aroostook by William Dean Howells( Book )

90 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,306 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
Literature and life; studies by William Dean Howells( Book )

38 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landlord at Lion's Head : a novel by William Dean Howells( Book )

71 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in English and held by 1,251 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 : a novel by William Dean Howells( Book )

44 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Literary friends and acquaintance; a personal retrospect of American authorship by William Dean Howells( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical -- My First Visit to New England -- First Impressions of Literary New York -- Roundabout to Boston -- Literary Boston As I Knew It -- Oliver Wendell Holmes -- The White Mr. Longfellow -- Studies of Lowell -- Cambridge Neighbors -- A Belated Guest -- My Mark Twain
Letters, fictions, lives : Henry James and William Dean Howells by Henry James( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 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
William D. Howells by William M Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William D. Howells - American Writers 63 was first published in 1967. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions
"Mr. Charles W. Chesnutt's stories" by William Dean Howells( )

7 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris by William Dean Howells( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Howells, W.D. (William Dean), 1837-1920

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Хоуэллс, Уильям Дин

وليام دين هاولز

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윌리엄 딘 하우얼스

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ウィリアム・ディーン・ハウエルズ

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