Talk:William Dean Howells

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More complete list from Project Gutenberg[edit]

  1. The Albany Depot : a Farce
  2. American Literary Centers (from Literature and Life)
  3. Annie Kilburn : a Novel
  4. April Hopes
  5. A Belated Guest (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  6. Between the Dark and the Daylight
  7. Cambridge Neighbors (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  8. Complete March Family Trilogy
  9. Complete Project Gutenberg William Dean Howells Literature Essays
  10. Complete Project Gutenberg William Dean Howells Works
  11. Confessions of a Summer Colonist (from Literature and Life)
  12. Criticism and Fiction
  13. Dr. Breen's Practice
  14. Editor's Relations with the Young Contributor (from Literature and Life)
  15. The Elevator
  16. Emile Zola
  17. Familiar Spanish Travels
  18. Fennel and Rue
  19. A Foregone Conclusion
  20. The Garotters
  21. Hazard of New Fortunes, a — Complete
  22. Hazard of New Fortunes, a — Volume 1
  23. Hazard of New Fortunes, a — Volume 2
  24. Hazard of New Fortunes, a — Volume 3
  25. Hazard of New Fortunes, a — Volume 4
  26. Hazard of New Fortunes, a — Volume 5
  27. Henry James, Jr.
  28. Images from Writings of William Dean Howells
  29. Indian Summer
  30. Italian Journeys
  31. The Kentons
  32. The Lady of the Aroostook
  33. The Landlord at Lions Head — Complete
  34. The Landlord at Lions Head — Volume 1
  35. The Landlord at Lions Head — Volume 2
  36. Last Days in a Dutch Hotel (from Literature and Life)
  37. The Leatherwood God
  38. Life at High Tide (as Editor)
  39. Literary Boston as I Knew It (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  40. Literary Friends and Acquaintance; a Personal Retrospect of American Authorship
  41. Literature and Life (Complete)
  42. London Films
  43. The Man of Letters as a Man of Business
  44. The Man of Letters as a Man of Business
  45. The Minister's Charge
  46. A Modern Instance
  47. Modern Italian Poets Essays and Versions
  48. My First Visit to New England (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  49. My Literary Passions
  50. My Mark Twain (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  51. Oliver Wendell Holmes (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  52. An Open-Eyed Conspiracy; an Idyl of Saratoga
  53. The Parlor Car
  54. A Psychological Counter-Current in Recent Fiction
  55. Quaint Courtships (as Editor)
  56. Questionable Shapes
  57. Ragged Lady — Volume 1
  58. Ragged Lady — Volume 2
  59. Ragged Lady, the — Complete
  60. The Register
  61. The Rise of Silas Lapham
  62. Roman Holidays, and Others
  63. Roundabout to Boston (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  64. Seven English Cities
  65. Short Stories and Essays (from Literature and Life)
  66. The Sleeping-Car, a farce
  67. Some Anomalies of the Short Story (from Literature and Life)
  68. Southern Lights and Shadows (as Editor)
  69. Spanish Prisoners of War (from Literature and Life)
  70. Staccato Notes of a Vanished Summer (from Literature and Life)
  71. Standard Household-Effect Company, the (from Literature and Life)
  72. Studies of Lowell (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  73. Suburban Sketches
  74. Their Silver Wedding Journey
  75. Their Wedding Journey
  76. Through the Eye of the Needle A Romance
  77. A Traveler from Altruria: Romance
  78. Venetian Life
  79. White Mr. Longfellow, the (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)
  80. The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors

Some parts do not seem to have "neutral viewpoint"[edit]

"It can hardly be doubted that his was the most influential work..." doesn't seem very neutral. It is not provided as a quotation. There does not appear to be a reference to support the view. How can it be verified? (talk) 21:56, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Jana Wilcox.[edit]

There is no listing for "Jana Wilcox" (1893) in the Library of Congress and Indiana University Press which is credited in a linked article with putting out an edition in 1969 edited by Clara Kirk has no record of it. Dr. Kirk taught at Rugers, but this work does not appear in the faculty publications of any of the four universities. Consultation with two Howells experts who checked various biographies turned up nothing. Also in 1893, Howells was at the height of his popularity and had he written this novella, it would certainly have appeared somewhere. Therefore, I think this entry is bogus. -- RobertAllen11 (talk) 02:31, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Winifred Howells?[edit]

Might you add a word to this biography about Howells's daughter? It needn't be long: something like "His daughter, Winifred Howells, also wrote some poetry, but died young." Her promise deserves a mention: the brevity of her work and her life would mitigate against a separate entry. (talk) 14:26, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Article overhaul[edit]

I'm hoping someone would be willing to work on an overhaul of this article. For one thing, the biography of Howells should be expanded and fully referenced. It should also include some general analysis of his literary output. Finally, I would recommend creating a new page listing Howells's works, considering just how many of them there are. Is anyone interested in collaborating? --Midnightdreary (talk) 16:24, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Unexpected Guest[edit]

While working on Senda Berenson Abbott, I found a reference stating she had performed the lead role in a play by William Dean Howells. The name of the play in the source was “Unexpected Guest”. Other sources refer to “the Unexpected Guest” but I see neither in the list of works in the article, or the extended list at the top of the page. Surely it is the same person? Any thoughts on the discrepancy?--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:57, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

It's the same author. I wouldn't call it a discrepancy, however; I don't think the list is intended to be a complete one. In fact, I'd cut it down further if I was more knowledgeable about WDH. --Midnightdreary (talk) 21:56, 24 April 2015 (UTC)