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William Dean Howells Works   By: (1837-1920)

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William Dean Howells Works is an exceptional collection of literary masterpieces by the renowned American novelist and critic, William Dean Howells. This comprehensive anthology features a wide range of his works, including novels, short stories, essays, and poems, showcasing his versatility and depth as a writer.

One of the standout elements of this collection is the exquisite storytelling that Howells brings to his novels. His characters are vividly brought to life, each with their own distinct personalities and engaging narratives. Whether it's the relatable struggles of ordinary people in the midst of societal changes or the complexities of love and relationships, Howells' novels resonate with readers on a profound level.

In addition to his novels, the short stories in this collection are equally captivating. Howells explores a myriad of themes, from the intricacies of human nature to the complexities of social dynamics. Each story offers a unique perspective, often delivering thought-provoking messages with a touch of subtle irony. These tales serve as microcosms of the society they depict, shedding light on the human condition with empathy and insight.

Notably, Howells' essays demonstrate his keen observation and incisive critique of contemporary issues. His writing style is polished and persuasive, as he fearlessly exposes the hypocrisy and shortcomings of his time. Through his essays, he offers a social commentary that remains relevant even today. Whether discussing politics, art, or the role of literature in society, Howells' viewpoint is both enlightening and thought-provoking.

In addition to these written works, the inclusion of some of Howells' poetry adds an extra layer of depth to the anthology. While not as prolific in this genre, his poems showcase his lyrical talent and ability to evoke emotions with economy of words. These verses serve as a reminder of Howells' versatility and his ability to navigate different literary forms with grace.

Overall, William Dean Howells Works is a comprehensive and thoughtfully curated collection, offering readers the opportunity to delve into the rich literary world of one of America's literary giants. Howells' ability to capture the essence of human experiences and societal dynamics is truly remarkable. Whether you are a long-time fan of his works or a new reader interested in exploring American literature, this anthology is an absolute must-read. It provides a profound insight into the breadth and depth of Howells' contributions to literature and solidifies his position as one of America's literary greats.

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STUDIES: Henry James, Jr. The Man of Letters as a Man of Business A Psychological Counter current in Recent Fiction. Emile Zola Literary Friends and Acquaintances 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

Literature and Life Man of Letters in Business Confessions of a Summer Colonist The Young Contributor Last Days in a Dutch Hotel Anomalies of the Short Story Spanish Prisoners of War American Literary Centers Standard Household Effect Co. Notes of a Vanished Summer Worries of a Winter Walk Summer Isles of Eden Wild Flowers of the Asphalt A Circus in the Suburbs A She Hamlet The Midnight Platoon The Beach at Rockaway Sawdust in the Arena At a Dime Museum American Literature in Exile The Horse Show ... Continue reading book >>

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