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Which of the following best describes how the realism of Henry James and Edith Wharton differs from that of William Dean Howells?
Choose the correct answer:James and Wharton concentrated on upper-class characters, while Howells wrote about middle-class characters. Wharton and James were more interested in depicting American expatriate characters than Howells, who drew upon his experiences of Boston for most of his novels. James and Wharton represented interior human consciousness in their novels, while Howells was more interested in describing the surface details and exteriors of his characters. Wharton and James are best described as naturalists, though they both exhibit many influences that can be traced back to Howells.
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