William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American novelist and critic. He edited the Atlantic Monthly from 1871-1881, where he championed literary realism and advanced the careers of such important American writers as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, and Henry James. His best known novel is The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885).
Italian Journeys (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)by William Dean Howells
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William Dean Howells served as a diplomat in Venice, Italy, a result of which is this delightful travel narrative. In Italian Journeys, Italy comes alive – Howells details a grand adventure as he makes his way around the country by land and sea, and visits such fabled cities as Rome, Naples, and Genoa.
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