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Indian Summer

Indian Summer

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by William Dean Howells
     
 

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Perhaps the first novel to examine the phenomenon of American in Europe, Indian Summer treats a theme that Henry James would continue to explore over the next two decades. Both a love story and a valediction to youth, Howells' evocative novel reveals its story in a tone at once comic, ironic, and elegiac, with what Henry James called "his unerring sentiment of

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Perhaps the first novel to examine the phenomenon of American in Europe, Indian Summer treats a theme that Henry James would continue to explore over the next two decades. Both a love story and a valediction to youth, Howells' evocative novel reveals its story in a tone at once comic, ironic, and elegiac, with what Henry James called "his unerring sentiment of the American character."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000757260
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
01/01/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
624 KB

Meet the Author

John Updike author of Rabbit, Run and other celebrated works, is a preeminent American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet.
William Dean Howells was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on March 1, 1837. His father was a printer and newspaperman, and the family moved from town to town. Howells went to school where he could. As a boy he began learning the printer’s skill. By the time he was in his teens he was setting type for his own verse. Between 1856 and 1861 he worked as a reporter for the Ohio State Journal. About this time his poems began to appear in the Atlantic Monthly. His campaign biography of Abraham Lincoln, compiled in 1860, prompted the administration to offer him the consulship at Venice, a post he held from 1861 to 1865. He married Elinor Gertrude Meade, a young woman from Vermont, in 1862 Paris. On his return to the United States in 1865, Howells worked in New York before going to Boston as assistant to James T. Fields of The Atlantic Monthly. In 1871 he became editor-in-chief of the magazine. In this position he worked with many young writers, among them Mark Twain and Henry James, both of whom became his close friends. His first novel, Their Wedding Journey, appeared in 1872. The Rise of Silas Lapham was serialized in Century Magazine before it was published in book form in 1885. A Hazard of New Fortunes was published five years later. His position as critic, writer, and enthusiastic exponent of the new realism earned William Dean Howells the respected title of Dean of American Letters. He died in 1920.

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Indian summer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She hugs her knees.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*i smile* she looks just like you. ((Oh im so sorry. If i wasnt so da<_>mn black id be blushing. O.o))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nevermind. I'ma go. 'Bye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She moaned into his mouth, her fingers tangled in his hair. ((It takes forever to get through Texas.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Happy 17th Birthday. :')
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