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Review: The Rise of Silas Lapham

Book Review
3 of 5 stars to The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells. Most of the works of literature that made up the canon during the late nineteenth century were classified as realistic literature. 576 more words

Book Reviews

Tolstoy Journal, April 1, 2017:"all things as they are."

War and Peace, done! Started today to read Anna Karenina, Volume VII of the Works. I’m not sure why, but the volumes in this series differ on their title pages. 991 more words

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That's a lot of Candles!

This is a rather momentous day for me, as today I turn 60 years of age. At this point, it is obvious that I am not going to experience something that I thought I would somewhere during the past 40 years: I have yet to experience that moment in which I would forever more, consider myself an adult. 455 more words

Life Is Weird

William Dean Howells' "Editha," Richard Lovelace, and Shakespeare

Typically, critics read William Dean Howells’ “Editha” as a story that comments on our need to proclaim our national identities through patriotism and war and how that continual proclamation does more harm than good. 1,049 more words

American Literature

A Hazard of New Fortunes - William Dean Howells

A Hazard of New Fortunes is an 1890 book by William Dean Howells, middle part of the March Family Trilogy. It’s considered the best work of the American realist author, well-received for its portrayal of people from different backgrounds in New York City. 877 more words