William Dean Howells Essays
Escapism in William Dean Howells’ “Scene” 11th Grade
William Dean Howells: Short Stories
The desire to escape, to break free from confinement or control, emerges in William Dean Howells’ short story “Scene,” where the actual tragedy of a suicide victim appears secondary to the importance of the diversion it creates for the characters...
Behaving Reasonably: A Defense of Romance in Howells’s Realistic Fiction College
The Rise of Silas Lapham
Harry T. Moore, in the afterword to William Dean Howells’s The Rise of Silas Lapham, says, “Much of the criticism of Silas Lapham has been directed at the love-story subplot” (345). Critics of Howells are quick to point out the Romantic elements...