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Howells, William Dean

Overview
Works: 11 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 25 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS2025, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Dean Howells
Literary friends and acquaintance; a personal retrospect of American authorship by William Dean Howells( )

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

Biographical -- My First Visit to New England -- First Impressions of Literary New York -- Roundabout to Boston -- Literary Boston As I Knew It -- Oliver Wendell Holmes -- The White Mr. Longfellow -- Studies of Lowell -- Cambridge Neighbors -- A Belated Guest -- My Mark Twain
The whole family : a novel by William Dean Howells( )

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

Henry James was the most recognizable author in this literary experiment. Proposed by William Dean Howells and edited by Elizabeth Jordan, the book was to contain twelve chapters, each written by a different author. With each writer competing for creative control, the novel is an interesting footnote in period literature
The coast of Bohemia : a novel 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
Italian journeys by William Dean Howells( )

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

Annotation
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
My literary passions 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
Criticism and fiction 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
Venetian life by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member 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
The leatherwood god by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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
The quality of mercy by William Dean Howells( )

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

The story of a defalcating treasurer of a company, and of his flight and return
The Kentons by William Dean Howells( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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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Languages
English (16)