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Howells, William Dean 1837-1920

Overview
Works: 2,334 works in 9,423 publications in 7 languages and 225,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Romance fiction  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Dedicatee, Translator, Adapter, Signer, Conceptor, Honoree
Classifications: PZ3.H84, 813.4
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The rise of Silas Lapham : an authoritative text, composition and backgrounds, contemporary responses, criticism by William Dean Howells( Book )

431 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 10,487 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 integrity and happiness
A hazard of new fortunes by William Dean Howells( Book )

199 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first novel to attempt a comprehensive analysis of the changes and convulsions in America as the full effects of capitalism and industrialism made themselves felt on a hitherto mainly rural society. A flexible, panoramic novel of New York which dramatizes the emergent problems, conflicting ideas and values, of the America of the time. The characters converge around the founding of a new magazine, and their personal relationships and opposing atttitudes, reveal much of the restless energy and uncoordinated ideology which went into the making of modern America
Their wedding journey by William Dean Howells( Book )

177 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,871 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 story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence
A modern instance by William Dean Howells( Book )

141 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,834 WorldCat member 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
A traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells( )

74 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in English and held by 2,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howell's utopian novel is a critique of unfettered capitalism and its consequences
Novels, 1875-1886 by William Dean Howells( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,769 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 )

109 editions published between 1836 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three American find themselves unexpectedly drawn together in a romantic tale of manners set in nineteenth century Florence."--Cover
Novels, 1886-1888 by William Dean Howells( Book )

34 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,513 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
A chance acquaintance by William Dean Howells( Book )

170 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Their silver wedding journey : a novel by William Dean Howells( )

51 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,269 WorldCat member 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
Letters, fictions, lives : Henry James and William Dean Howells by Henry James( )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,079 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
Venetian life by William Dean Howells( Book )

194 editions published between 1866 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,066 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
Emile Zola by William Dean Howells( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An essay on the French writer Émile Zola"--Provided by publisher
A psychological counter-current in recent fiction by William Dean Howells( )

10 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in English and held by 1,883 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
The lady of the Aroostook by William Dean Howells( Book )

104 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in English and held by 1,780 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
"Mr. Charles W. Chesnutt's stories" by William Dean Howells( )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris by William Dean Howells( )

6 editions published between 1902 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leatherwood god by William Dean Howells( Book )

57 editions published between 1916 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 WorldCat member 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
A foregone conclusion by William Dean Howells( Book )

120 editions published between 1874 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,501 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
The Kentons by William Dean Howells( Book )

46 editions published between 1902 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,462 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
 
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Novels, 1875-1886
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A hazard of new fortunesTheir wedding journeyA modern instanceA traveler from AltruriaNovels, 1875-1886Indian summerNovels, 1886-1888Their silver wedding journey : a novel
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