Resources for Teachers and Students
If you teach Howells in your classes and would like to share lectures,
lessons, or exercises you use, please send
the information to the
Encyclopedia has a good biographical entry on
Howells and links to his contemporaries' biographies as well.
Howells at the Howells Society site.
Dean Howells house in St. Augustine, Florida. Information and
pictures from the Old St. Augustine Village site.
William Dean Howells: A Brief
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
and Images" page
from Project Gutenberg contains memorable
quotations from Howells's works as well as a number of pictures like
the one included on this page.
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
Annotated Online Bibliography of Current Criticism
Recent Books and Articles on Howells (1994-present)
Recommended Books and Articles on Howells
Tuttleton, "William Dean Howells and the Practice of Criticism" (New
questions on The Rise of Silas Lapham from the American Authors
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" from the American Authors site.
Movements in American Literature site contains a definition
of realism and realism bibliography.
Anthology of American Literature site contains information on realism,
naturalism, and Howells.
A Student's Guide to American Literature contains brief notes
as a poet and as
A short bibliography on "Editha" is now available on the Student
Pictures of Howells and
Picture of bronze relief of Howells
and his daughter Mildred by Augustus St. Gaudens (1898).
Cartoon 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