I. THE FATHER
by William Dean Howells
As soon as we heard the pleasant news—­I
suppose the news of an engagement ought always to
be called pleasant—­it was decided that I
ought to ...
Writer, minister, critic, professor, outdoorsman--Henry Van Dyke was a man of multiple talents and great energy. As a literary critic he supported the basic tenets of the Genteel Tradition well into t...
From the opening pages of his first novel, Henry Van Dyke has shown that he is a masterful novelist, an "original" artist with his own voice, his own style, his "language couched in wit and eloquence....