Howells, William Dean

Howells, William Dean
   The eminent critic, novelist, poet, and playwright was born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio, and was contributing to Ohio newspapers by age 15. In 1871, he became editor of the Atlantic Monthly. His close friendship with Mark Twain was a source of inspiration and material for several works. He was an early proponent of realism in the arts. He wrote 35 plays, most of them charming one-act "parlor farces" like The Mousetrap (1886) and The Unexpected Guests (1893). He also wrote full-length plays, notably A Foregone Conclusion (1886) and Yorick's Love (1886).

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  • Howells,William Dean — How·ells (houʹəlz), William Dean. 1837 1920. American writer and editor in chief (1871 1881) of the Atlantic Monthly, who encouraged a number of writers, including Mark Twain and Henry James. He also wrote many novels, such as The Rise of Silas… …   Universalium

  • Howells, William Dean — born March 1, 1837, Martins Ferry, Ohio, U.S. died May 11, 1920, New York, N.Y. U.S. novelist and critic. He wrote a campaign biography of Abraham Lincoln (1860) and served as consul in Venice during Lincoln s administration. As editor of the… …   Universalium

  • Howells, William Dean — (1 mar. 1837, Martins Ferry, Ohio, EE.UU.–11 may. 1920, Nueva York, N.Y.). Novelista y crítico estadounidense. Escribió una biografía de campaña de Abraham Lincoln (1860) y fue cónsul en Venecia durante su gobierno. Como editor de la revista… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • HOWELLS, WILLIAM DEAN —    a popular American novelist, the son of a Swedenborgian journalist, born at Martin s Ferry, Ohio; adopted journalism as a profession, produced a popular Life of Lincoln, and from 1861 to 1865 was Consul at Venice; resuming journalism he became …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Howells, William Dean —  (1837–1920) American critic, editor, and writer …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Howells, William Dean —    D.Litt. (b. 1837)    American novelist, etc. A Foregone Conclusion, A Chance Acquaintance, A Counterfeit Presentment, The Undiscovered Country, Modern Italian Poets, Indian Summer, Heroines of Fiction (1901), Miss Bellard s Inspiration (1905) …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Howells, William Dean —    см. Хоуэллс, Уильям Дин …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии

  • William Dean Howells — William Dean Howells, né à Martinsville (Ohio) le 1er mars 1837 et mort dans la Nouvelle Angleterre le 11 mai 1920, est un écrivain réaliste et critique littéraire américain. Il a été imprimeur jou …   Wikipédia en Français

  • William Dean Howells — William Dean Howells. William Dean Howells (Martin s Ferry, Ohio, 1 de marzo de 1837 Nueva York, 11 de mayo de 1920), viajero, hispanista y escritor estadounidense, asociado al Realismo. Trayectori …   Wikipedia Español

  • William Dean Howells House (Cambridge) — Infobox nrhp | name =Howells, William Dean, House nrhp type = caption = William Dean Howells House location= Cambridge, Massachusetts lat degrees = 42 lat minutes = 22 lat seconds = 48.37 lat direction = N long degrees = 71 long minutes = 7 long… …   Wikipedia

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