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Study Guide Information
QUESTION: Can anyone provide a brief review or where I can find good
study guide information regarding Howells "American and Old World Nevelists" work?
Howells and politics
QUESTION: I'm doing a report on William Dean Howell and have spent several
hours looking for what he risked his reputation in campaigning against
what political incidents?
I'm also trying to find two of his writings illustrating the role he
played in condemning the existence of economic and social systems and
the measures he took to carry out this role. Kyle firstname.lastname@example.org
|You might want to look at his activities during
the Haymarket affair in 1886.
| Howells Quotation from A Boy's Town
QUESTION: I need the correct rendering of a statement or quote from Boys
Town. Cannot seem to find my copy of this recently acquired book,
but the quote seems to be apopros for raising two teenage sons:
"There is a time appointed between childhood and adulthood, the product of which
thanks, glenn klein email@example.com
Mildred Howells's "The Different Seed"
I am sure this is quite simple to answer but can anyone
provide me with the rest of the poem by Mildred Howells
'The Different Seed'. As it is usually quoted on the Internet
and elsewhere it seems to be incomplete. Were her poems
published anywhere? Roy Smith 7/3/04
| In the Rise of Silas Lapham
1. Discuss the contrast between old money and new money
2. Describe the multiple ways Silas Lapham rises and falls in the novel.
3. Dsicuss the difference between the ways in which Bromfield Corey and
Silas Lapham view money, work and leisure. firstname.lastname@example.org Madge
QUESTION: I am a doctoral candidate working in Australia and in the final
phase of the writing of my dissertation. My interest is not primarily
in Howells himself at this stage.
I am trying to identify a quotation attributed to William Dean Howells,
evidently in a letter he wrote to a young American poet who was living
in Paris and writing symbolist poetry in the French language. Howells
is said to have written thus:
'A man is not born in his native country for nothing. I wish I might
And he added:
'I want you to be an American and to write in English. If you must write
first in French reinstate yourself afterwards'.
I am keen to identify the source of this quotation. To whom was it written
and what was the date of the letter?
I should be most grateful for any assistance with this.
John Thompson email@example.com
|Reception of The Rise of Silas Lapham
QUESTION: I was just wondering if anyone could answer some questions on
the book The Rise of Silas Lapham. I was wondering what
the critical response at the time of publication and recently of the novel
was and is. Also, I was wonderign what Problems/Controversial issues
it was addressing. If you know a site or could help me out that would
be great. Thanks. Dan
Here are some links:
to one review from the October 1885 Atlantic.
A link to a review in Catholic World
A link to a review
in the Overland Monthly
You can also find some of these in the Norton Critical
Edition of the novel and in books on Howells.
|Howells and Theodor Fontane
QUESTION: I am looking for any connections between Howells
and/or the themes of his works and the German author Theodor
Fontane. Any information would be welcome but I am particularly
interested at present with their treatment of relationships
within marriage.Richard Ellington firstname.lastname@example.org