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Letters, fictions, lives : Henry James and William Dean Howells / [edited by] Michael Anesko.

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Subject: James, Henry, 1843-1916 > Correspondence.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 > Correspondence.
Authors, American > 19th century > Correspondence.
Authors, American > 20th century > Correspondence.
Novelists, American > 19th century > Correspondence.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Correspondence.
Critics > United States > Correspondence.
Fiction > Authorship.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 058536561X
  • ISBN: 9780585365619
  • ISBN: 1601297491
  • ISBN: 9781601297495
  • ISBN: 1280524340
  • ISBN: 9781280524349
  • ISBN: 9786610524341
  • ISBN: 6610524343
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 492 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Abbreviations; A Note on Editorial Procedure; PART ONE: ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES; Biographical Overview; Parallel Chronology; A Season in Cambridge; Complex Fates; The Larger Success; Notes; Letters and Documents; PART TWO: FEARFUL RESPONSIBILITIES; Biographical Overview; Parallel Chronology; "Those Badly Assorted Siamese Twins"; The Art of Fiction; Complicity; Notes; Letters and Documents; PART THREE: LEGENDS OF MASTERY; Biographical Overview; Parallel Chronology; The Great Goethe, the Good Schiller; Testamentary Acts; Terminations; Notes; Letters and Documents; Epilogue.
Summary: This volume attempts to determine the early influence shared between William Dean Howells and Henry James by reconstructing and evaluating documentary evidence of their literary cross-fertilization. The 151 letters included represent each writer's most significant criticism of the other.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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