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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: William Dean Howells (1837-1920)

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Poet, novelist and critic, William Dean Howells was almost literally born into publishing--his father was the printer of an Ohio newspaper. In his teen years, he worked as a printer himself, but soon embarked on a larger career in journalism. Howells contributed to the New York Tribune, the Atlantic Monthly (of which he became editor), and Harper's Monthly. He also served briefly in the diplomatic worls, as U. S. Consul to Venice. In addition to his novels, his published works include Criticism and Fiction and a biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Works in the EAF Collection

A Chance Acquaintance (1873) (Restricted)

A Foregone Conclusion (1875) (Restricted)

Their Wedding Journey (1872) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)