William Dean Howells

The Works of William Dean Howells

“I am not sorry for having wrought in common, crude material so much; that is the right American stuff; and perhaps hereafter, when my din is done, if any one is curious to know what that noise was, it will be found to have proceeded from a small insect which was scraping about on the surface of our life and trying to get into its meaning for the sake of the other insects larger or smaller.”
—William Dean Howells, in a 1903 letter to Charles Eliot Norton, reprinted in Life in Letters of William Dean Howells

Poetry

  • (With John J. Piatt) Poems of Two Friends, Follett, Foster (Columbus, OH), 1860.
  • No Love Lost: A Romance of Travel (originally published in Putnam’s, December, 1868), Putnam, 1869.
  • Poems, J. R. Osgood, 1873, enlarged edition, Ticknor, 1886.
  • Stops of Various Qvills, illustrations by Howard Pyle, Harper, 1895.
  • “Pebbles,” “Monochromes,” and Other Modern Poems, 1891-1916, edited by Edwin H. Cady, Ohio University Press (Athens, OH), 2000.

Novels

  • Their Wedding Journey (originally published serially in Atlantic, 1871), illustrations by Augustus Hoppin, J. R. Osgood, 1872, revised edition with additional chapter, “Niagara Revisited,” Houghton, 1888, with illustrations by Clifford Carleton, Houghton, 1895, limited edition, Riverside Press, 1895.
  • A Chance Acquaintance (originally published serially in Atlantic, 1873), J. R. Osgood, 1873, with illustrations by William L. Sheppard, Houghton, 1881.
  • A Foregone Conclusion (originally published serially in Atlantic, 1874; also see below), J. R. Osgood, 1875.
  • The Lady of the Aroostook, Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1879, two-volume edition, D. Douglas (Edinburgh), 1882.
  • The Undiscovered Country, Houghton, 1880, two-volume edition, D. Douglas, 1884.
  • Doctor Breen’s Practice (originally published serially in Atlantic, August-December, 1881), J. R. Osgood, 1881.
  • A Modern Instance (originally published serially in Century, December, 1881; also see below), J. R. Osgood, 1882, two-volume edition, D. Douglas, 1882, with introduction by Howells, Houghton, 1909, with introduction by William M. Gibson, Houghton, 1957, with afterword by Wallace Brockway, New American Library, 1964, with introduction by Edwin H. Cady, Penguin, 1984.
  • A Woman’s Reason, J. R. Osgood, 1883.
  • The Rise of Silas Lapham (originally published serially in Century, beginning November, 1884; also see below), Ticknor, 1885, two-volume edition, D. Douglas, 1891, new edition with introduction by James M. Spinning, Houghton, 1928, with introduction by Booth Tarkington, Houghton, 1937, with passages from The Last of the Mohicans and The Bent Twig, L. W. Singer, 1942, with introduction by E. H. Cady, Houghton, 1947, with introduction by George Warren Arms, Rinehart, 1949, with introduction by Howard Mumford Jones, Oxford University Press, 1950, with introduction by Harry Hayden Clark, Modern Library, 1951, simplified and adapted by Robert J. Dixson and Lewis T. Davis, with illustrations by Syd Browne, Regents Publishing, 1954, with introduction by Everett Carter, Harper, 1958, with introduction by Henry Steele Commager and illustrations by Mimi Korach, Limited Editions Club, 1961, with introduction by Clara Marburg Kirk and Rudolf Kirk, Collier, 1962, with afterword by Harry T. Moore, New American Library of World Literature, 1963, with introduction by C. David Mead, biographical illustrations, and pictures of the setting of the book, Dodd, 1964, with reader’s supplement, Washington Square Press, 1966, with introduction and biographical sketch by Robert Lee Hough, Bantam, 1971, published as The Rise of Silas Lapham: An Authoritative Text, Composition and Backgrounds, Contemporary Responses, Criticism, edited by Don L. Cook, Norton, 1982, limited edition with illustrations by Childe Hassam, Franklin Library, 1983, edited and with an introduction by John W. Crowley, Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Indian Summer (originally published serially in Harper’s; also see below), Ticknor, 1886, with introduction and bibliography by W. M. Gibson, Dutton, 1951, with introduction by Tony Tanner, Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • The Minister’s Charge; or, The Apprenticeship of Lemuel Barker (originally published serially in Century, beginning February, 1886; also see below), D. Douglas, 1886, Ticknor, 1887.
  • April Hopes (also see below), D. Douglas, 1886, Harper, 1888.
  • Annie Kilburn (also see below), D. Douglas, 1888, Harper, 1889, with introduction by William B. Cairns, Harper, 1919.
  • A Hazard of New Fortunes (also see below), two volumes, D. Douglas, 1889, one-volume edition, Harper, 1890, with introduction by Alexander Harvey, Boni & Liveright, 1917, with introduction by G. W. Arms, Dutton, 1952, with introduction by Van Wyck Brooks, Bantam, 1960, with afterword by Benjamin DeMott, New American Library, 1965, with introduction by Tanner, Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • Character and Comment: Selections from the Novels of W. D. Howells, compiled by Minnie Macoun, Houghton, 1889.
  • The Shadow of a Dream (originally published serially in North American Review), Harper, 1890, with introduction by E. H. Cady, Twayne, 1962.
  • An Imperative Duty, D. Douglas, 1891, Harper, 1892.
  • The Quality of Mercy (originally published serially with subtitle A Story of Contemporary American Life), Harper, 1892 (also published as Mercy, D. Douglas, 1892).
  • The World of Chance, Harper, 1893.
  • The Coast of Bohemia, Harper, 1893.
  • A Traveler from Altruria (romance; originally published serially in Cosmopolitan, November, 1892-October, 1893; also see below), Harper, 1894, with introduction by H. M. Jones, Sagamore Press, 1957; with introduction by David W. Levy, St. Martin’s Press, 1996.
  • The Day of Their Wedding, Harper, 1896.
  • The Landlord at Lion’s Head, illustrations by W. T. Smedley, Harper, 1897, with afterword by Eleanor M. Tilton, New American Library, 1964.
  • An Open-Eyed Conspiracy: An Idyl of Saratoga, Harper, 1897.
  • The Story of a Play, Harper, 1898.
  • Ragged Lady, illustrations by A. I. Keller, Harper, 1899.
  • Their Silver Wedding Journey (also see below), two volumes, Harper, 1899.
  • The Kentons, Harper, 1902.
  • Letters Home, Harper, 1903.
  • The Son of Royal Langbrith, Harper, 1904.
  • Miss Bellard’s Inspiration, Harper, 1905.
  • (And author of introduction) Through the Eye of the Needle (romance; sequel to A Traveler from Altruria; based on last six of twenty-three letters originally published serially in Cosmopolitan, November, 1892-September, 1893), Harper, 1907.
  • Fennel and Rue, illustrations by Charlotte Harding, Harper, 1908.
  • New Leaf Mills: A Chronicle, Harper, 1913.
  • The Leatherwood God (originally published serially in Century), illustrations by Henry Raleigh, Century, 1916.
  • The Vacation of the Kelwyns: An Idyl of the Middle Eighteen- Seventies, Harper, 1920.
  • Mrs. Farrell (originally published serially as Private Theatricals in Atlantic Monthly, November, 1875-May, 1876), introduction by daughter Mildred Howells, Harper, 1921.
  • Novels, 1875-1886: William Dean Howells (contains selections from A Foregone Conclusion,A Modern Instance,Indian Summer, and The Rise of Silas Lapham), Literary Classics of the United States/Viking, 1982.
  • Novels, 1886-1888: William Dean Howells (contains selections from The Minister’s Charge,April Hopes, and Annie Kilburn), Literary Classics of the United States/Viking, 1989.

Short Fiction

  • Suburban Sketches (originally published in Atlantic Monthly), Hurd & Houghton, 1871, enlarged edition with illustrations by A. Hoppin, J. R. Osgood, 1872.
  • A Day’s Pleasure (also see below), J. R. Osgood, 1876.
  • A Day’s Pleasure, and Other Sketches (includes A Day’s Pleasure), J. R. Osgood, 1881.
  • A Fearful Responsibility, and Other Stories (originally published in Scribner’s, June-July, 1881), J. R. Osgood, 1881, also published as A Fearful Responsibility and Tonelli’s Marriage, D. Douglas, 1882.
  • A Boy’s Town, Described for “Harper’s Young People” (also see below), Harper, 1890.
  • Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children, Harper, 1893, title story published separately as Christmas Every Day: A Story Told a Child, illustrations by Harriet Roosevelt Richards, Harper, 1908, with a foreword by Richard Paul Evans and illustrations by Gina DiMarco, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1996.
  • A Parting and a Meeting, Harper, 1896.
  • Impressions and Experiences, Harper, 1896.
  • The Howells Story Book, edited by Mary Burt and M. Howells, illustrations by M. Howells, Scribner, 1900.
  • Doorstep Acquaintance, and Other Sketches, Houghton, 1900.
  • A Pair of Patient Lovers (originally published in Harper’s, November, 1897), Harper, 1901.
  • The Flight of Pony Baker: A Boy’s Town Story (also see below), Harper, 1902.
  • Questionable Shapes (contains “The Angel of the Lord,” originally published as “At Third Hand, A Psychological Inquiry” in Century, February, 1901; “His Apparition,” originally published in Harper’s, March, 1902; and “Though One Rose from the Dead,” originally published in Harper’s, April, 1903), Harper, 1903.
  • Between the Dark and the Daylight (romances), Harper, 1907.
  • Boy Life: Stories and Readings Selected from the Works of William Dean Howells, and Arranged for Supplementary Reading in Elementary Schools (contains selections from A Boy’s Town and The Flight of Pony Baker), compiled by Percival Chubb, Harper, 1909.
  • Buying a Horse, Houghton, 1916.
  • The Daughter of the Storage, and Other Things in Prose and Verse, Harper, 1916, title story published separately as The Daughter of the Storage, Harper, 1916.
  • Letters of an Altrurian Traveller, 1893-94 (eleven of twenty-three letters originally published in Cosmopolitan, November, 1892-September, 1894), edited by C. M. Kirk and R. Kirk, Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1961.
  • Selected Short Stories of William Dean Howells, edited by Ruth Bardon, Ohio University Press, 1997.

Plays

  • Samson (five-act tragedy; adaptation of Ippolito D’Aste’s play Sansone; first produced on tour, 1874; produced in New York City, 1889), C. D. Koppel, 1889.
  • The Parlor Car (one-act farce; originally published in Atlantic, September, 1876; first produced in New York City, 1876; also see below), J. R. Osgood, 1876.
  • Out of the Question (comedy; originally published in Atlantic, February-April, 1877), J. R. Osgood, 1877.
  • A Counterfeit Presentment (comedy; originally published in Atlantic, August-October, 1877; first produced on tour in Cincinnati, OH, 1877; revised version produced in Detroit, MI, 1877), J. R. Osgood, 1877.
  • Yorick’s Love (three-act tragedy; adaptation of a play by Manuel Tamayo y Baus), produced in Cleveland, OH, as A New Play, 1878; produced in Chicago, IL, as Yorick’s Love, 1880; produced in New York City, 1880; produced in London, 1884.
  • At the Sign of the Savage, D. Douglas, 1882.
  • The Sleeping Car (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s Christmas collection, 1882; first produced in New York City, 1887; also see below), J. R. Osgood, 1883.
  • The Register (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, December, 1883; also see below), J. R. Osgood, 1884.
  • A Sea Change; or, Love’s Stowaway: A Lyricated Farce (two-act operetta with epilogue; music by George Henschel; first produced in Boston, MA, 1885; broadcast by British Broadcasting Corporation, 1929), J. R. Osgood, 1884.
  • The Elevator (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, December, 1884; first produced in Streator, IL, 1885; also see below), J. R. Osgood, 1885.
  • The Garroters (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, December, 1885; first produced in New York City, 1886; produced in London as A Dangerous Ruffian, December, 1895; also see below), Harper, 1886.
  • (With William Poel) A Foregone Conclusion (four-act; revision of Priest or Painter, Poel’s 1884 adaptation of a novel by Howells), first produced in New York City, 1886.
  • (With Samuel L. Clemens) Colonel Sellers as a Scientist (adaptation of novel The Gilded Age by Clemens and Charles Dudley Warner), first produced in New Brunswick, NJ, 1886; produced in New York City as The American Claimant; or, Mulberry Sellers Ten Years Later, 1887.
  • The Mouse Trap (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, December, 1886; first produced in New York City, 1887; produced in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1897; also see below), Harper, 1894.
  • Five O’Clock Tea (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, December, 1887; also see below), Harper, 1894.
  • A Likely Story (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, December, 1888; also see below), Harper, 1894.
  • The Mouse Trap, and Other Farces (includes The Garroters,Five O’Clock Tea, and A Likely Story), Harper, 1889.
  • The Albany Depot (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, December 14, 1889), Harper, 1892.
  • A Letter of Introduction (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, January, 1892), Harper, 1892.
  • Evening Dress (one-act farce; originally published in Cosmopolitan, May, 1892; first produced in New York City, 1894), Harper, 1893.
  • The Sleeping Car, and Other Farces (includes The Parlor Car,The Register, and The Elevator), Houghton, 1892.
  • The Unexpected Guests (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, January, 1893), Harper, 1893.
  • Bride Roses (one-act; originally published in Harper’s, August, 1893; first produced in New York City, 1894), Houghton, 1900.
  • A Masterpiece of Diplomacy (one-act farce), published in Harper’s, February, 1894.
  • A Previous Engagement (one-act comedy; originally published in Harper’s, December, 1895), Harper, 1897.
  • An Indian Giver (one-act comedy; originally published in Harper’s, January, 1897), Houghton, 1900.
  • The Smoking Car (one-act farce; originally published in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, December, 1898), Houghton, 1900.
  • Room Forty-Five (one-act farce; originally published in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, December, 1899), Houghton, 1900.
  • The Mother and the Father (dramatic passages; portion published as Father and Mother: A Mystery in Harper’s, May, 1900; portion published as The Mother in Harper’s, December, 1902; portion published as After the Wedding in Harper’s, December, 1906), Harper, 1909.
  • Her Opinion of His Story (one-act), published in Harper’s, May, 1907.
  • (And author of introduction) Minor Dramas, two volumes, D. Douglas, 1907.
  • Saved: An Emotional Drama (one-act), published in Harper’s, December 26, 1908.
  • A True Hero: Melodrama (one-act), published in Harper’s, November, 1909.
  • The Night before Christmas (one-act), published in Harper’s, January, 1910.
  • Parting Friends: Tragedy (one-act farce; originally published in Harper’s, October, 1910), Harper, 1911.
  • The Impossible: A Mystery Play (one-act), published in Harper’s, December, 1910.
  • Self-Sacrifice: A Farce (one-act), published in Harper’s, April, 1911.
  • The Complete Plays of W. D. Howells (includes Priscilla, a four-act comedy adaptation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Courtship of Miles Standish;The Rise of Silas Lapham, a four-act adaptation by Howells and Paul Kester of Howells’s novel of the same title; and A Hazard of New Fortunes, a three-act adaptation of Howells’s novel of the same title), edited with introduction by Walter J. Meserve, New York University Press, 1960.

Essays and Criticism

  • Modern Italian Poets: Essays and Versions, Harper, 1887, published as The Three Greatest Italian Poets of the Nineteenth Century, Found Class Reprints, 1983, published as Contemporary Italian Poets, two volumes, Found Class Reprints, 1987.
  • Criticism and Fiction (collection of “Editor’s Study” columns published in Harper’s, 1886-92), Harper, 1891, reprinted in Criticism and Fiction, and Other Essays, edited with introduction by C. M. Kirk and R. Kirk, New York University Press, 1959.
  • My Literary Passions, Harper, 1895.
  • Literary Friends and Acquaintance: A Personal Retrospect of American Authorship (collection of columns and reviews), Harper, 1900.
  • Heroines of Fiction, two volumes, illustrations by H. C. Christy, A. I. Keller, and others, Harper, 1901.
  • Literature and Life (studies), Harper, 1902.
  • Imaginary Interviews (essays), Harper, 1910.
  • Representative Selections, edited with introduction and bibliography by C. M. Kirk and R. Kirk, American Book, 1950, revised edition published as William Dean Howells: Representative Selections, Hill & Wang, 1961.
  • Prefaces to Contemporaries, 1882-1920 (thirty-four of Howells’s introductions), edited by G. W. Arms, W. M. Gibson, and Frederic C. Marston, Jr., Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1957.
  • Howells and James: A Double Billing (contains “Novel-Writing and Novel-Reading: An Impersonal Explanation” by Howells, edited by W. M. Gibson, and Henry James and the Bazaar Letters by James, edited by Leon Edel and Lyall H. Powers), New York Public Library, 1958.
  • Discovery of a Genius: William Dean Howells and Henry James (articles and reviews by Howells about James), edited by Albert Mordell, introduction by Sylvia E. Bowman, Twayne, 1961.
  • W. D. Howells as Critic, edited with an introduction by E. H. Cady, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973.
  • Editor’s Study: A Comprehensive Edition of W. D. Howells’ Column (columns originally published in Harper’s, January, 1886-March, 1892), edited with introduction by James W. Simpson, Whitston, 1983.
  • A Realist in the American Theatre: Selected Drama Criticism of William Dean Howells, edited with an introduction by Brenda Murphy, Ohio University Press, 1992.
  • Selected Literary Criticism, Indiana University Press, 1993.
  • Staging Howells: Plays and Correspondence With Lawrence Barrett, edited by George Arms, Mary Bess Whidden, and Gary Scharnhorst, University of New Mexico Press, 1994.

Travel

  • Venetian Life (sketches; originally published in Boston Advertiser, 1864), illustrations by Joseph Pennell, Hurd & Houghton, 1866, enlarged edition, 1867, new and enlarged edition, J. R. Osgood, 1872, two-volume edition, D. Douglas, 1883, limited two-volume edition with illustrations from original watercolors, Riverside Press, 1892, revised and enlarged edition with illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett, limited two-volume autographed edition, Houghton, 1907.
  • Italian Journeys, Hurd & Houghton, 1867, new and enlarged edition, J. R. Osgood, 1872, with illustrations by J. Pennell, Houghton, 1907.
  • Three Villages, J. R. Osgood, 1884.
  • Tuscan Cities, Ticknor, 1886, with illustrations by J. Pennell and others, Houghton, 1894.
  • (With S. L. Clemens, Nathaniel S. Shaler, and others) The Niagara Book: A Complete Souvenir of Niagara Falls (sketches, stories, and essays), illustrations by Harry Fenn, Underhill & Nichols, 1893.
  • London Films, Harper, 1905.
  • Certain Delightful English Towns, with Glimpses of the Pleasant Country Between, Harper, 1906.
  • Roman Holidays, and Others, Harper, 1908.
  • Seven English Cities, Harper, 1909.
  • Familiar Spanish Travels, Harper, 1913.
  • Hither and Thither in Germany (selections from Their Silver Wedding Journey), Harper, 1920.

Biography

  • (With John L. Hayes) Lives and Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (life of Lincoln by Howells, life of Hamlin by Hayes), Follett, Foster, 1860, a portion published in limited edition as Life of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Association, 1938.
  • Sketch of the Life and Character of Rutherford B. Hayes … also a Biographical Sketch of William A. Wheeler, Hurd & Houghton, 1876.
  • (With others) George Fuller: His Life and Works, Houghton, 1886.
  • My Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Criticisms, Harper, 1910, edited with introduction by Marilyn Austin Baldwin, Louisiana State University Press, 1967.

Autobiography and Reminiscence

  • A Little Swiss Sojourn, Harper, 1892.
  • My Year in a Log Cabin, Harper, 1893.
  • Stories of Ohio, American Book Company (Cincinnati), 1897.
  • Years of My Youth, illustrations by Clifton Johnson, Harper, 1916.
  • Eighty Years and After, [New York], 1921.

Editor

  • Mrs. C. B. Merwin, Three Years in Chili, Follett Foster, 1861.
  • (With Thomas Sergeant Perry) Library of Universal Adventure by Sea and Land: Including Original Narratives and Authentic Stories of Personal Prowess and Peril in All the Waters and Regions of the Globe from the Year 70 A.D. to the Year 1888 A.D., Harper, 1888.
  • (With S. L. Clemens and Charles H. Clark) Mark Twain’s Library of Humor, illustrations by E. W. Kemble, C. L. Webster, 1888, with foreword by Clarence Gohdes, Hart Publishing, 1975, Wing Books, 1995.
  • William George Pellew, Poems of George Pellew, Clarke, 1892.
  • (With Russell Sturgis) Florence in Art and Literature, Booklovers Library, 1901.
  • (And author of introduction) S. L. Clemens, Mark Twain’s Speeches, R. West, 1910.
  • (And author of introduction) The Great Modern American Stories (anthology), Boni & Liveright, 1920.
  • Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, translation by Charles Jarvis, Harper, 1923.

Editor and author of introduction; “Choice Autobiography” Series

  • Memoirs of Sophia Wilhelmina, Princess Royal of Prussia, Margravine of Baireuth, Sister of Frederick the Great, two volumes, J. R. Osgood, 1877.
  • Lives of Lord Herbert of Cherburg and Thomas Ellwood, J. R. Osgood, 1877.
  • Life of Vittorio Alfrieri, J. R. Osgood, 1877.
  • Life of Carlo Goldoni, J. R. Osgood, 1877.
  • Memoirs of Edward Gibbon, J. R. Osgood, 1877.
  • Life of Francois Marmontel, J. R. Osgood, 1877.

Editor with Henry Mills Alden; “Harper Novelettes” Anthology Series

  • Different Girls, Harper, 1906.
  • The Heart of Childhood, Harper, 1906.
  • Quaint Courtships, Harper, 1906.
  • Under the Sunset, Harper, 1906.
  • Their Husbands’ Wives, Harper, 1907.
  • Life at High Tide, Harper, 1907.
  • Shapes That Haunt the Dusk, Harper, 1907.
  • Southern Lights and Shadows, Harper, 1907.

Correspondence

  • Life in Letters of William Dean Howells, two volumes, edited by M. Howells, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1928.
  • Mark Twain-Howells Letters: The Correspondence of Samuel L. Clemens and William D. Howells, 1872-1910, two volumes, edited by Henry Nash Smith, W. M. Gibson, and Frederick Anderson, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1960, condensed edition published as Selected Mark Twain-Howells Letters, 1872-1910, edited by F. Anderson, H. N. Smith, and W. M. Gibson, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1968.
  • Selected Letters, six volumes, edited by G. W. Arms, Twayne, 1979-83.
  • John Hay-Howells Letters: The Correspondence of John Milton Hay and William Dean Howells, 1861-1905, edited by George Monteiro and Brenda Murphy, Twayne, 1980.
  • Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells, edited by Michael Anesko, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Collections

  • Works, six volumes, J. R. Osgood, 1871-74.
  • The Writings of William Dean Howells, six volumes, Harper, 1913.
  • Selected Writings, edited by H. S. Commager, Random House, 1950.
  • A Selected Edition of W. D. Howells, seventeen volumes, Indiana University Press, 1968-78.
  • The Early Prose Writings of William Dean Howells, 1852-1861, edited by Thomas Wortham, Ohio University Press, 1990.

Other

  • (Translator) Adalbert Mueller, Venice, Her Art-Treasures and Historical Associations: A Guide, Muenster, 1864.
  • A Little Girl among the Old Masters, illustrations by M. Howells, J. R. Osgood, 1884.
  • The Mulberries in Pay’s Garden, Scott (North Bend, OH), 1907.
  • (With others; author of chapter “The Father”) Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors, Harper, 1908.
  • (With Henry James, John Bigelow, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry M. Alden, Julia Ward Howe, and others) In Days After: Thoughts on the Future Life, Harper, 1910.
  • The Seen and Unseen at Stratford-on-Avon: A Fantasy, Harper, 1914.

Contributor to numerous books, including Clarence King Memoirs, Putnam, 1904; author of broadside Judgment Day.

Significant collections of Howells’s papers are housed at Houghton Library at Harvard University, Huntington Library in San Marino, California, Library of Congress, Beinecke Library at Yale University, Butler Library at Columbia University, and Barrett Library at University of Virginia.

Media Adaptations:Lillian Sabine adapted The Rise of Silas Lapham as a four-act comedy, Samuel French, 1927; Paul Shyre adapted a Howells novel for his musical play Society, Dramatic Service, 1970; adaptations of A Foregone Conclusion were produced for the stage by Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Edward M. Alfriend.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003.
Gale Database: Contemporary Authors

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