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The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells
by Rob Davidson (Goodreads Author)
Henry James (1843–1916) and William Dean Howells (1837–1920) are best known for the central roles they played as nineteenth-century American novelists, penning such classics as James’s Portrait of a Lady and Howells’s The Rise of Silas Lapham. Their importance as literary critics, however, has been underplayed for decades. Although certain aspects of James’s and Howells’s ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published July 27th 2005 by University of Missouri
(first published July 18th 2005)
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Rob Davidson was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and was educated at Beloit College and Purdue University. From 1990-92, he served with the U. S. Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean, where he taught high school English language and literature. He is the author of The Farther Shore: Stories (Bear Star Press, 2012), The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells ...moreMore about Rob Davidson...