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Howells, William Dean 1837-1920

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The rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells( Book )

412 editions published between 1884 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 10,077 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
A traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells( )

93 editions published between 1894 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1894, A Traveler from Altruria tells the story of a foreign visitor who presents the concept of a Utopian society. Howells hoped his novel would allow readers to confront the inconsistencies, imperfections, and injustices of Gilded Age America
A hazard of new fortunes by William Dean Howells( Book )

197 editions published between 1889 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 3,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking place in late 19th century New York City, Basil March finds himself in the middle of a dispute between his employer, a self-made millionaire named Dryfoos, and his old German teacher, an advocate for workers' rights named Lindau
Their wedding journey by William Dean Howells( Book )

208 editions published between 1871 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 3,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They had agreed to make their wedding-journey in the simplest and quietest way, and as it took place some weeks later than their wedding, it had all the desired charm of privacy from the outset. Their Wedding Journey, is a gently humorous book following the journey of two newlyweds, Isabel and Basil
A modern instance by William Dean Howells( Book )

157 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about an unhappy marriage
Novels, 1875-1886 by William Dean Howells( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,758 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
Indian summer by William Dean Howells( Book )

117 editions published between 1836 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Colville was a respected newspaperman from Indiana who leaves the business and travels to Florence, Italy. There he meets Mrs. Bowen, a widow with her young daughter Efie. A twenty year old blonde girl named Imogene Graham is also residing with Mrs. Bowen. Eventually attractions, misunderstandings and eventually love blossom amongst the love triangle of Theodore, Imogene, and Mrs. Bowen
A chance acquaintance by William Dean Howells( Book )

197 editions published between 1873 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells a story of a small-town girl, Kitty Ellison, who goes on vacation with her family on a tour around north states and Quebec. During the holiday Miss Kitty meets Mr. Arbuton from Boston, narrow-minded uptight gentleman, often mistaken for an Englishman because of his manners. Their introduction happens under strange circumstances and Kitty finds herself pushed more and more into his direction, which leads to many unpredictable situations
Novels, 1886-1888 by William Dean Howells( Book )

25 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three novels by nineteenth-century American author William Dean Howells in which he merges social commentary and comedy in his examination of the contrasts in life
Letters, fictions, lives : Henry James and William Dean Howells by Henry James( )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,281 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
Psychological counter-current in recent fiction by William Dean Howells( )

14 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is consoling as often as dismaying to find in what seems a cataclysmal tide of a certain direction a strong drift to the opposite quarter. It is so divinable, if not so perceptible, that its presence may usually be recognized as a beginning of the turn in every tide which is sure, sooner or later, to come. In reform, it is the menace of reaction; in reaction, it is the promise of reform; we may take heart as we must lose heart from it. A few years ago, when a movement which carried fiction to the highest place in literature was apparently of such onward and upward sweep that there could be
Emile Zola by William Dean Howells( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,119 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
Venetian life by William Dean Howells( Book )

198 editions published between 1866 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three wise men of the East, having seen a new star symbolizing the birth of a great king, follow the star to Bethlehem where they present gifts to the newborn Jesus
The lady of the Aroostook by William Dean Howells( Book )

119 editions published between 1879 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story begins in South Bradfield, Massachusetts, with the main character, Lydia Blood, accompanied by her Aunt Maria and her grandfather Deacon Latham on their family farm. Both of Lydia's parents had died of illness when Lydia was young and she is now, at the age of nineteen, being sent to live with her other aunt, on her father's side of the family, Aunt Josephine, in Venice, Italy. Lydia was not only blessed with good looks and good smarts, but she also was blessed with a beautiful singing voice which she is going to cultivate in Venice and attempt to make a career out of. Her Aunt Josephine wrote to her grandfather suggesting that Lydia should come to Venice to live with her. She also suggested that he should go to Boston to find a ship to bring Lydia to Europe, which is how he found Captain Jenness and the Aroostook. Lydia and her grandfather travel to Boston where the Aroostook, a large and beautiful ship, awaits to take Lydia and several other passengers to Trieste. While looking for the wharf that the Aroostook is anchored at, Lydia and her grandfather become lost and decide to rest for a minute. During their rest they encounter two men who ask if Lydia is all right because she looks very pale and distraught. Her grandfather ensures the men that she is just tired from traveling and they leave. Lydia is angered that they would ask this question because she felt that they did not have the right to ask such a question. Finally the captain of the Aroostook, Captain Jenness, finds Lydia and her grandfather and shows them to the ship. Captain Jenness is a warm and confident man and he assures Lydia that she will be right at home on the Aroostook being that he has two daughters of his own who travel with him quite a lot. Lydia leaves her grandfather and boards the ship. Her room is the stateroom on the ship, the largest and most elegant room that Captain Jenness had designed for his wife."--Goodreads
"Mr. Charles W. Chesnutt's stories" by William Dean Howells( )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their silver wedding journey by William Dean Howells( )

27 editions published between 1886 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,778 WorldCat member 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
Frank Norris by William Dean Howells( )

7 editions published between 1902 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kentons by William Dean Howells( Book )

53 editions published between 1902 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kenton family flees from Tuskingum, Ohio, to Europe seeking solace for daughter Ellen's broken heart. After experiencing foreign travel, urban living, and turn-of-the-century European mores, the family returns to a confined, but secure, life in their small village
London films by William Dean Howells( )

50 editions published between 1905 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rambling and sometimes scathing look at the City of London, presented as if in a series of mental 'films' by the American realist author William Dean Howells
The leatherwood god by William Dean Howells( Book )

59 editions published between 1916 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the calm city of Salesville, Ohio, on a warm August day, shows up a certain man named Joseph Dylkes, claiming that he is the Lord God Himself causing an uproar in the community
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The rise of Silas Lapham
A traveler from AltruriaA hazard of new fortunesTheir wedding journeyA modern instanceNovels, 1875-1886Indian summerNovels, 1886-1888Letters, fictions, lives : Henry James and William Dean Howells
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