William Dean Howells Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 58 pages of information about the life of William Dean Howells.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells , whose literary career began on the eve of the Civil War and ended after World War I, is one of the three most important American writers of the late nineteenth century. Samuel Clemens and Henry James, both of whom were his close friends, may be said to rank higher in the critical esteem of the 1980s, but Howells in his own day was generally regarded as the leading American man of letters. When the magazine Literature in 1899 asked its readers to name the ten writers most worthy to become members of an American Academy, Howells's name headed the list. He later was one of the original seven elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters when it was founded in 1904, and he served as its president from 1908 until his death twelve years later. In 1912 President William Howard Taft, a fellow Ohioan, who attended...

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