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  • The Rise of Silas Laphamby William Dean Howells

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    William Dean Howells' 1885 novel, The Rise of Silas Lapham tells the story of its protagonist's materialistic aspirations; his rise from rags to riches. Despite making a fortune in business, Silas feels he lacks social position; he banks on the marriage of his daughter to an aristocratic family to change this. But Silas faces a moral quandary... more...

  • Their Silver Wedding Journeyby William Dean Howells

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Author of the beloved novel The Rise of Silas Lapham, 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... more...

  • A Traveler from Altruriaby William Dean Howells

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99

    This novel from popular nineteenth-century American author William Dean Howells features a visitor from a mysterious distant island known as Altruria. The contrast between the utopian island community and conditions in 1890s America provides remarkable insight into the social and cultural issues facing the country then -- and now. A must-read for fans... more...

  • A Hazard of New Fortunesby William Dean Howells 2011; US$ 3.99

    A Hazard of New Fortunes is a novel by William Dean Howells. First published in 1890, the book was well-received for its awareness of social injustice—indeed, the book, considered by many to be his best work, was one of three Howells had written with Socialist and Utopian ideals in mind; The Quality of Mercy in 1892, and An Imperative Duty in... more...

  • Indian Summerby William Dean Howells 2011; US$ 3.99

    An Indian summer is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs in autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere. It is characterized by a period of sunny, warm weather, after the leaves have turned following an onset of frost, but before the first snowfall.- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • Italian Journeysby William Dean Howells

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    When Abraham Lincoln appointed William Dean Howells Consul to Venice, the young writer embarked on a journey that would leave an indelible impression on his life and work. Howells lived in Italy for four years, from 1861, during the pivotal and tumultuous period of Italian reunification. Italian Journeys, Howell's engrossing memoir of this time, describes... more...

  • The Lady of the Aroostookby William Dean Howells

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    “The Lady of the Aroostook”, published in 1879, is a moralistic comedy of manners. Howells’ prolific use of language has made it remarkably interesting. A must-read! more...

  • The Man of Letters as a Man of Businessby William Dean Howells

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A brilliant piece by Howells, renowned American author and literary critic. In this essay he critically examines the weak financial state of writers. He argues that presently writers do not earn substantial amount of money from their publication of their books. However, with the increasing popularity of magazines, writers can earn more by the sale... more...

  • A Modern Instanceby William Dean Howells 2011; US$ 3.99

    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. more...

  • A Modern Instanceby William Dean Howells

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    One of the most influential authors of the late nineteenth century, and a former editor of the Atlantic Monthly and Harper's Magazine, William Dean Howells wrote more than fifty novels, as well as plays, memoirs, and poetry collections. Opposed to the sentimentalism, contrived heroism, and theatrical endings in fiction, he developed a literary... more...