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Howells, William Dean 1837-1920

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Works: 1,946 works in 7,291 publications in 3 languages and 205,676 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Study guides  Humor  Juvenile works  Anecdotes 
Subject Headings: Critics  Novelists, American 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Lyricist, Adapter, Signer, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.H84, 813.4
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The rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells( Book )
323 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 9,488 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 )
138 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,130 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
Novels, 1875-1886 by William Dean Howells( Book )
32 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,809 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
Novels, 1886-1888 by William Dean Howells( Book )
28 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,500 libraries worldwide
"Chronologie. Notes
A traveler from Altruria romance by William Dean Howells( Book )
65 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,303 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
A modern instance by William Dean Howells( Book )
95 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,293 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
Indian summer by William Dean Howells( Book )
75 editions published between 1836 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,194 libraries worldwide
"One of the most charming and memorable romantic comedies in American literature, William Dean Howells's Indian Summer tells of a season in the life of Theodore Colville. Colville, just turned forty, has spent years as a successful midwestern newspaper publisher. Now he sells his business and heads for Italy, where as a young man he had dreamed of a career as an architect and fallen hopelessly in love. In Florence, Colville runs into Lina Bowen, sometime best friend of the woman who jilted him and the vivacious survivor of an unhappy marriage. He also meets her young visitor, twenty-year-old Imogene Graham?lovely, earnest to a fault, and brimming with the excitement of her first encounter with the great world. The drama that plays out among these three gifted and well-meaning people against the backdrop of Florence, the brilliance of their repartee, and the accumulating burden of their mutual misunderstandings make for a comedy of errors that is as winning as it is wise"--Publisher's description
Venetian life by William Dean Howells( Book )
131 editions published between 1866 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,810 libraries worldwide
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Howells was appointed United States consul in Venice, Italy. In Venetian Life , an utterly engaging travelogue, Howells revises a series of travel letters he had written about his experiences in Venice for the Boston Advertiser . Honest in its love for (yet discomfort in) Venice, it would be followed by Italian Journeys
Their wedding journey by William Dean Howells( Book )
171 editions published between 1871 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,792 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 )
137 editions published between 1873 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,730 libraries worldwide
Letters, fictions, lives Henry James and William Dean Howells by Henry James( file )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,706 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( Computer File )
46 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,557 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 )
103 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,514 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
Mark Twain's library of humor by Mark Twain( Book )
17 editions published between 1888 and 1995 in English and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
A collection of writings by 45 American humorists of the 19th century
The landlord at Lion's Head; a novel by William Dean Howells( Book )
62 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and held by 1,365 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 )
29 editions published between 1902 and 2003 in English and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
Criticism and fiction by William Dean Howells( Book )
51 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 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
"Mr. Charles W. Chesnutt's stories" by William Dean Howells( file )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Frank Norris by William Dean Howells( file )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
Emile Zola by William Dean Howells( file )
in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
 
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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
W.D.H.
ハウエルズ, ウィリアム・ディーン
Languages
English (1,636)
German (13)
French (1)
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