William Dean Howells

Novelist, Author

1837 – 1920

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Who was William Dean Howells?

William Dean Howells was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria.

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Born
Mar 1, 1837
Martins Ferry
Also known as
  • William D. Howells
  • William Howells
  • William D Howells
  • W.D. Howells
  • William Dean Hosells
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Cambridge
  • Ohio
Died
May 11, 1920
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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