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The Landlord at Lion's Head

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1897. Howells was an American realist author. He wrote for various magazines including Atlantic Monthly and Harper's Magazine. His career blossomed after the publication of his first realist novel, A Modern Instance. The book begins: If you looked at the mountain from the west, the line of the summit was wandering and uncertain, like that of most mountaintops; but seen fro ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1897)
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Kristin Boluch
This book is amazing, concerning an artist who frequents an inn at New Hampshire and views its progress as concordant with the changes in the nation. The inn becomes profitable and as its young son grows up and becomes landlord, his social climbing corresponds with the rise of new money and the change in values - capitalism versus republican. Reminds me of the themes of Adams' Virgin and the Dynamo. In the meantime, the artist is attempting to realistically capture the "reality" of the mountain ...more
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - December 11, 2012

I got this at a bkstore that's closing up shop. This is at least the 7th bkstore to do so in PGH in the 17 yrs I've lived here. Only 1 bkstore that I can think of has replaced them. Not a good sign. On the spine of this 1897 hardback the author's name is written as "HOWELLS". When I bought it (for a dollar) I thought it read "HGWELLS". This bk is almost physically identical in size & color t
Its a story of a transformation of an impoverished New England farm into a successful summer hotel and of the characters played out in its success.
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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
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