The Minister's Charge (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Minister's Charge (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by William Dean Howells
     
 

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This 1886 novel introduces Howells's concept—derived from Tolstoy—of moral complicity, which would play a large part in his fiction from this point on.  A poor farmer, Lemuel Barker, comes to Boston with dreams of becoming a poet.  Instead, his naïveté leaves him an easy mark, and he is soon destitute.  A minister, Sewell, is

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This 1886 novel introduces Howells's concept—derived from Tolstoy—of moral complicity, which would play a large part in his fiction from this point on.  A poor farmer, Lemuel Barker, comes to Boston with dreams of becoming a poet.  Instead, his naïveté leaves him an easy mark, and he is soon destitute.  A minister, Sewell, is forced to consider his own complicity in Barker's fate . . . and by extension that of all his less-fortunate fellows.

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ISBN-13:
9781411459168
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
476
File size:
0 MB

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