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By Paul Abeln

Regardless of efforts at revival via John Updike and others, William Dean Howells nonetheless is still within the shadows of his shut neighbors Mark Twain and Henry James. This booklet works opposed to many years of unfavourable comparisons with those literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism is helping us to work out him as a author a great deal conscious of his boundaries and of his huge, immense value within the improvement of an American literary culture. an in depth examine his overdue works offers us a richer knowing of this robust second of transition in American literature, a second while Howells and his venerable pals have been inspiring and anointing a brand new iteration of writers and taking an extended, tough examine their very own legacies and contributions.

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