Who is William Dean Howells?

  • (noun): United States writer and editor (1837-1920).
    Synonyms: Howells

William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.

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... best known for his studies of 19th century American novelists, in particular, Henry James and William Dean Howells ... collection of the correspondence between James and his friend and editor, William Dean Howells ... The collection, Letters, Fictions, Lives Henry James and William Dean Howells showed how the two writers' careers developed from their earliest days to eventual prominence in ...
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... William Dean Howells (1837–1920) wrote fiction and essays in the realist mode ... as the author of books such as A Modern Instance and The Rise of Silas Lapham, Howells exerted a strong opinion and was influential in establishing his theories ...

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