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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


A Modern Instance / William Dean Howells

This novel’s theme was shocking when it was first published in 1882. It deals with a topic that was not talked about in polite society, domestic infelicity. 290 more words

Book Review

Paul Dunbar's "Majors and Minors:" Published 120 Years Ago.

One hundred and twenty years ago the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar published the volume that propelled him into wider prominence: Majors and Minors. This was Dunbar’s second volume of poetry. 839 more words