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By Paul Abeln

Regardless of efforts at revival via John Updike and others, William Dean Howells nonetheless continues to be within the shadows of his shut associates Mark Twain and Henry James. This ebook works opposed to a long time of negative comparisons with those literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism is helping us to work out him as a author greatly conscious of his boundaries and of his huge, immense significance within the improvement of an American literary culture. a detailed examine his overdue works supplies us a richer realizing of this robust second of transition in American literature, a second whilst Howells and his venerable associates have been inspiring and anointing a brand new new release of writers and taking a protracted, challenging examine their very own legacies and contributions.

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