from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Howells, William Dean 1837-1920. American writer and editor in chief (1871-1881) of the Atlantic Monthly, who encouraged a number of writers, including Mark Twain and Henry James. He also wrote many novels, such as The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885), and books of literary criticism.
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. United States writer and editor (1837-1920)
Yeah, great to see that Howells is still coming off the shelf once in a while!
I really enjoy Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Indian Summer by Howells is a favorite – one of those books nobody seems to know about.
This on top of the Jane 'Chocolate Davidson announcement and the fact that Kim Howells is now on his bike.
In light of the renewed interest in Howells and in honor of The Atlantic's upcoming 150th anniversary, we've collected a few written portraits of the editor along with some of Howells's writing from the magazine.
In our time, however, Howells is relatively unknown, especially when compared with the writers he helped bring to national prominence — Mark Twain and Henry James, among others.
His Democratic opponent, Grover Cleveland, had fathered a child by a woman to whom he wasn't married — which disqualified him in Howells's eyes.
They will be joined by Angus Fraser, Vic Marks, Barry Richards and Mike Selvey alongside commentators Jonathan Agnew, Simon Mann, Arlo White, Kevin Howells and Jonny Saunders.
Again, the Howells are the only officers and directors.
I recall Howells presiding with timidity and very evident embarrassment when it came to the duty of putting certain resolutions to vote.
The American authors are mainly collected in New York, where the great publishing houses are located, and are a fine representative class of men and women, of whom I have met a number, such as Howells, the author and editor, and Mark Twain, the latter the most brilliant litterateur in the United States.
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