Indian Summer

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William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was born in 1837 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, one of ten children to editor and printer, William Cooper Howells. William's early education in the printing office led him to a job as a compositor on the "Ohio State Journal" at age fourteen, and a successful career as an author by his early twenties. His notoriety comes largely from his fifteen years working at "The Atlantic Monthly" as assistant and chief editor, where he influenced the careers of writers like Mark Twain and Henry ...
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William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was born in 1837 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, one of ten children to editor and printer, William Cooper Howells. William's early education in the printing office led him to a job as a compositor on the "Ohio State Journal" at age fourteen, and a successful career as an author by his early twenties. His notoriety comes largely from his fifteen years working at "The Atlantic Monthly" as assistant and chief editor, where he influenced the careers of writers like Mark Twain and Henry James. Howells wrote novels, plays, essays, poems, reviews and travel pieces that touched on every day people and their experiences. "Indian Summer" is about Theodore Colville, a young man who becomes involved with two woman, the younger of which is enamored with sentimental romance novels. This satirical novel reveals Howells' attitudes on the dangers of sentimentalism and the relationship between motive and consequences.

Perhaps the first novel to examine the phenomenon of American in Europe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780554317342
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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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