William Dean Howells

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United States writer and editor (1837-1920)


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Of the hundreds of creative types Crane knew in New York, including supporters Hamlin Garland and William Dean Howells and rivals Frank Norris and Richard Harding Davis, not one sustained visibility into our time as Crane has.
Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Mark Twain, Hannah Crafts, Charles Chesnutt, George Washington Cable, Grace King, Ambrose Bierce, E.
Published to mark the centennial of Twain's death, this collection testifies to the enduring and continuing legacy of the man William Dean Howells called "the Lincoln of our literature.
Key readings here are of Henry James, William Dean Howells, Mark Twain and Edith Wharton, culminating in the hugely influential 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (1892) of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (then Stetson).
Despite his admiration for the underdog, he identified with imperial power at a time when American writers, such as Mark Twain and William Dean Howells, denounced it.
Life in Letters of William Dean Howells (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, & Co.
In 1888, William Dean Howells moved with his family from Boston to New York City.
Johnson derives his illustrations of the positive effects that liberal democracy has on individual development from novels by James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells.
There is no single, standard view of the city, by the end of the 19th century William Dean Howells was travelling to Crosby by electric tram and talking of Liverpool as a modern metropolis.
AMERICANS ONLY WANT TRAGEDIES WITH HAPPY endings, the novelist and critic William Dean Howells once said, and that strain in our culture seems to be at work once again in the debate about Iraq.
Fields, Bronson Alcott, Henry James, William Dean Howells, two of Hawthorne's children, Rose and Julian, and many other pieces.
In his essay 'My Favorite Novelist and his Best Book' (1897) William Dean Howells says that he has no favourites among contemporary German novelists because 'there do not seem to be any.
Petrie's lucidly argued book contrast with the most currently influential scholarship on William Dean Howells, albeit less so with recent work on the other three writers named in the book's title.
So wrote William Dean Howells in his fullest public account of his life-long friendship with Hamlin Garland ("Mr.
Possibly the most influential figure in the history of American letters, William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was, among other things, a leading novelist in the realist tradition, a formative influence on many of America's finest writers, and an outspoken opponent of social injustice (almost alone among America's writers, he spoke out against the infamous Haymarket trials of 1886, which reflected widespread disquiet and brought about the hanging of innocent men).