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The master and the dean : the literary criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells

Author: Rob Davidson
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Comparative study of Henry James's and William Dean Howells's literary criticism. Examines the interrelationship between the men, emphasizing their aesthetic concerns and attitudes toward the market and audience, and their beliefs concerning the moral value of fiction and the United States as a literary subject, and writings about each other"--Provided by publisher.
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Davidson, Rob, 1967-
Master and the dean.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607715995
Online version:
Davidson, Rob, 1967-
Master and the dean.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607820478
Named Person: Henry James; William Dean Howells; Henry James; William Dean Howells; Henry James; William Dean Howells; Henry James; William Dean Howells
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Davidson
ISBN: 0826215793 9780826215796
OCLC Number: 58546892
Description: xi, 298 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A horror of dogma : James, Howells, and the roots of American realism --
Young Americans : criticism and correspondence I --
James's "The art of fiction" in critical context --
Defining the critic in the "Editor's study" and "The science of criticism" --
"The honest daylight about us" : social, ethical, and moral concerns in the criticism of Howells and James, 1886-1895 --
"American chances and opportunities" : criticism and correspondence II --
The man of letters as a man of business : defining the writer, the novel, and the critic in the twentieth century --
James's prefaces to the New York edition --
Howells's literary criticism in the "Editor's easy chair" and Heroines of fiction --
On native grounds : criticism and correspondence III.
Responsibility: Rob Davidson.
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Henry James (1843-1916) and William Dean Howells (1837-1920) are best known for the central roles they played as nineteenth-century American novelists. Here, Rob Davidson presents a study of James's  Read more...

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"Consistently intelligent, thoroughly researched, gracefully written.... This is an excellent study, probably the definitive study of the criticism of James and Howells." - John Crowley"

 
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