Novels 1886-1888 : The Minister's Charge / April Hopes / Annie Kilburn
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Novels 1886-1888 : The Minister's Charge / April Hopes / Annie Kilburn

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Hardcover, 900 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Library of America
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I had never heard of William Dean Howells before. Found out he's considered father of realism, was a diplomat under Abraham Lincoln, and edited Mark Twain. In addition, he was a great humanitarian. Thoroughly enjoyed the novels in this collection.
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Willam Dean Howells was a novelist, short story writer, magazine editor, and mentor who wrote for various magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and Harper's Magazine.

In January 1866 James Fields offered him the assistant editor role at the Atlantic Monthly. Howells accepted after successfully negotiating for a higher salary, but was frustrated by Fields's close supervision. Howells was made e...more
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