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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


The Ghost of a Romance

Indian Summer
William Dean Howells

I was raised on classic romantic comedies. True, you couldn’t escape the endless stream of WWII movies in constant rerun, but if there was a choice Mom always picked the… 1,035 more words