Sites and Information
Commentary about Howells by Contemporaries
Twain on Howells, from the "Ever the Twain Shall Meet" site.
"Howells's Boston" by Sylvester Baxter (The New England Magazine,
October 1893; page images at MOA). Includes line drawings of houses.
"Mr. Howells's Latest Novels" by Hamlin Garland (The New England
Magazine, May 1890; pages images at MOA). Novels discussed include Annie
Kilburn and A Hazard of New Fortunes.
Encyclopedia has a good biographical entry on Howells and links
to his contemporaries' biographies as well.
Gopnik's New Yorker review of Susan Goodman and Carl
Dawson's new biography of Howells.
sketch of Howells at the Howells Society site.
Dean Howells house in St. Augustine, Florida. Information and
pictures from the Old St. Augustine Village site.
Dean Howells: A Brief Chronology
Jim Zwick's Anti-Imperialism
in the United States site has many of Howells's essays, and his
Twain site has texts, pictures, and commentary on Howells
Scholarship and Teaching
Don L. Cook's review
of William Dean Howells in St. Augustine.
Guide to the William
Dean Howells papers at the University of Rochester library.
John W. Crowley's comments
on and suggestions for teaching Howells from the Heath Anthology site.
Douglas Emory Wilson's review of A
Selected Edition of William Dean Howells in Text:
Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship (December
Online Bibliography of Current Criticism
Books and Articles on Howells (1994-present)
Books and Articles on Howells
Tuttleton, "William Dean Howells and the Practice of Criticism" (New
Help for Students
questions on The Rise of Silas Lapham.
Paul Reuben's Perspectives
in American Literature site on Howells contains a bibliography
and study questions on "Editha."
A set of study
questions on "Editha"
Movements in American Literature site contains a definition
of realism and realism bibliography.
A Student's Guide to American Literature contains brief notes on Howells
as a poet and as
A short bibliography on "Editha" is now available on the Student
Pictures of Howells and Other
Picture of bronze relief of Howells
and his daughter Mildred by Augustus St. Gaudens (1898).
of Howells from Life magazine in the 1890s: "William Dean Howells,
the young author of promise." From Mary Klages's course
on the American 1890s
Poems by Winifred
Howells at the Legacy site.
Sites about Howells
D. Howells Page by Eric Eldred. Eric Eldred of Eldritch Press has
generously donated his Howells materials to the Howells Society. These
materials include Their
Wedding Journey, The
Shadow of a Dream, The Day of their Wedding, and
Edward S. Martin's obituary of
Howells (Harper's, 1920).
P. Reuben's Howells Page. Part of Perspectives in American Literature:
A Research and Reference Guide, this site includes an extensive secondary
bibliography on Howells.
of America site has many nineteenth-century periodicals available as
graphics files. This searchable site includes Harper's New
Monthly Magazine and Atlantic, among others. Updated
to Howells's "Editor's Study" columns. This page contains links
to all of the "Editor's Study" columns available at Cornell's MOA site.