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Howells, William Dean

Overview
Works: 60 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 120 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Short stories  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS2025, 813.4
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Most widely held works by William Dean Howells
Landlord at lion's head, complete by William Dean Howells( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ragged lady - complete by William Dean Howells( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ragged lady - volume 2 by William Dean Howells( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A boy's town by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the typical adventures of a mid-nineteenth-century boy from his third to eleventh years
Italian journeys : from Venice to Naples and beyond by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fennel and Rue : a novel by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The success of Verrian did not come early, and it did not come easily. He had been trying a long time to get his work into the best magazines, and when he had won the favor of the editors, whose interest he had perhaps had from the beginning, it might be said that they began to accept his work from their consciences, because in its way it was so good that they could not justly refuse it. The particular editor who took Verrian's serial, after it had come back to the author from the editors of the other leading periodicals, was in fact moved mainly by the belief that the story would please the better sort of his readers. These, if they were not so numerous as the worse, he felt had now and then the right to have their pleasure studied. It was a serious story, and it was somewhat bitter, as Verrian himself was, after his struggle to reach the public with work which he knew merited recognition. But the world which does not like people to take themselves too seriously also likes them to take themselves seriously, and the bitterness in Verrian's story proved agreeable to a number of readers unexpectedly great. It intimated a romantic personality in the author, and the world still likes to imagine romantic things of authors. It likes especially to imagine them of novelists, now that there are no longer poets; and when it began to like Verrian's serial, it began to write him all sorts of letters, directly, in care of the editor, and indirectly to the editor, whom they asked about Verrian more than about his story
Questionable shapes by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the New York City gentlemen's club known as the Turkish Room, members gathered to tell stories of psychic phenomena and the supernatural. This 1903 departure for the “Dean of American Realism includes three novellas: “His Apparition, “The Angel of the Lord, and “Though One Rose from the Dead
Dr. Breen's practice : a novel by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insights into nineteenth century homeopathy as practiced by a woman physician
Familiar Spanish travels by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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 hazard of new fortunes by William Dean Howells( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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
Boy Life Stories and Readings Selected From The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 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
A foregone conclusion by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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
Landlord at Lion's Head, Volume 2 by William Dean Howells( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landlord at Lion's Head, Volume 1 by William Dean Howells( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fearful responsibility, and other stories by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 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
Short stories and essays (from literature and life) by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An open-eyed conspiracy; an idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a far cry from Mr. W.D. Howells's early book to his later ones, and admirers of that author ought to leave An Open-Eyed Conspiracy severely alone if they wish to preserve any still lingering taste for his stories. The scene of this colorless work is laid in Saratoga, but it might as well have been laid in a railroad station for all the dreary waste spread before the reader. As we write this we remember what a wonderful scene Tolstoi makes in a railway station when we first meet Anna Karenina, and we feel in an instant the difference between the man of imagination and the man whose mind
Their silver wedding journey - complete by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie Kilburn, a novel by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic ... In 1858, he began to work at the Ohio State Journal where he wrote poetry, short stories, and also translated pieces from French, Spanish, and German. He avidly studied German and other languages and was greatly interested in Heinrich Heine. In 1860, he visited Boston and met with American writers James Thomas Fields, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Said to be rewarded for a biography of Abraham Lincoln used du
Their wedding journey by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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
 
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