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The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells

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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
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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 ...more
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