Howells, William Dean


    William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920) was a popular American novelist, literary critic, and journalist and one of the most renowned public figures of his time. He opposed American imperialism and was a great supporter of socialism. Howells published many novels, stories, plays, and poems during his life but is best known for A Modern Instance (1882) and The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885). This resolute critic of ethnic bigotry died at the age of 83 in New York City.

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    Renowned American novelist, critic, and champion of literary realism. A versatile writer, Howells penned novels, poetry, travelogues, essays and pieces of literary criticism. His writings stand out for his vivid impressionism and realistic portrayal of life.

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