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Howells, William Dean 1837-1920

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Works: 1,890 works in 7,674 publications in 11 languages and 209,713 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Humor  History  Anecdotes  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Translator, Lyricist, Signer, Adapter, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.H84, 813.4
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Most widely held works by William Dean Howells
The rise of Silas Lapham : an authoritative text, composition and backgrounds, contemporary responses, criticism by William Dean Howells( Book )
364 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 7,328 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 )
152 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,051 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.""--Jacket
Their wedding journey by William Dean Howells( Book )
216 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,007 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
A modern instance by William Dean Howells( Book )
126 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,688 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
Novels, 1875-1886 by William Dean Howells( Book )
35 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,579 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 )
99 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,285 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 )
31 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,215 libraries worldwide
"Chronologie. Notes
A chance acquaintance by William Dean Howells( Book )
154 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,074 libraries worldwide
<Span><span>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.</span></span>
Criticism and fiction, and other essays by William Dean Howells( Book )
72 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,073 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
Venetian life by William Dean Howells( Book )
168 editions published between 1866 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,807 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 )
76 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,578 libraries worldwide
Howell's utopian novel is a critique of unfettered capitalism and its consequences
The shadow of a dream ; and, An imperative duty by William Dean Howells( Book )
61 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
The lady of the Aroostook by William Dean Howells( Book )
100 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,339 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
Mark Twain's library of humor by Mark Twain( Book )
16 editions published between 1888 and 1995 in English and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
A collection of writings by 45 American humorists of the 19th century
Literature and life; studies by William Dean Howells( Book )
41 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
The quality of mercy by William Dean Howells( Book )
52 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
The story of a defalcating treasurer of a company, and of his flight and return
The minister's charge : or, The apprenticeship of Lemuel Barker by William Dean Howells( Book )
53 editions published between 1886 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
The landlord at Lion's Head; a novel by William Dean Howells( Book )
66 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in English and held by 1,256 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
The leatherwood god by William Dean Howells( Book )
47 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 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
Italian journeys by William Dean Howells( Book )
109 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
When Abraham Lincoln appointed William Dean Howells Consul to Venice, the young writer embarked on a journey that would leave an indelible impression on his life and work. Howells lived in Italy for four years, from 1861, during the pivotal and tumultuous period of Italian reunification. Italian Journeys, Howell's engrossing memoir of this time, describes his adventures across the country - from Genoa, a hotbed of nationalistic fervour and the city from which Garibaldi had led the Expedition of the Thousand only a year before; to the cultural and political powerhouse of Naples, which had only just become part of the Kingdom of Italy and from there to Rome, focus for the hopes of a fractured country. Travelling by land and sea, Howells was inspired at every turn - as much by the fevered events of the time as by the cultural and historical wealth of the country - and his beautifully-rendered portrait has become a classic of travel literature, essential for all those who, like him, have loved Italy
 
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Alternative Names
Dean Howells, William
Dean Howells, William 1837-1920
Gulielmus Dean Howells
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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
W.D.H.
William Dean Howells Amerikaans journalist
William Dean Howells écrivain américain
William Dean Howells scrittore e critico letterario statunitense
William Dean Howells US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Literaturkritiker und Zeitungsredakteur
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ویلیام دین هاولز
윌리엄 딘 하우얼스
ウィリアム・ディーン・ハウエルズ
ハウエルズ, ウィリアム・ディーン
Languages
English (2,130)
German (18)
Romanian (10)
Italian (7)
Vietnamese (4)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
Gujarati (1)
Polish (1)
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