Howells and the Age of Realism

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I am grateful to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for the grant which enabled me to finish this work. I wish to acknowledge the kind permission of Miss Mildred Howells to quote from her Life in Letters of William Dean Howells and from other copyrighted material of her father's; also my indebtedness to the Executors of the Mark Twain Estate for permission to quote briefly from materials covered by copyright, and to the following publishers for quotations from the following works: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., De Lancey Ferguson's Mark Twain: Man and Legend; Harvard University Press, C. M. Bowra The Romantic Imagination, and Bernard DeVoto Mark Twain at Work; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., E. M. Forster A Room with a View; Houghton Mifflin Company, Dixon Wecter's Sam Clemens of Hannibal; Liveright Publishing Company, Percy MacKaye's Epoch; Longmans, Green and Company, Inc., William James' Pragmatism; Oxford University Press, The Notebooks of Henry James, ed. F. O. Matthiessen and Kenneth Murdock; and Charles Scribner's Sons, The Letters of Henry James, ed. Percy Lubbock.

I also wish to thank the editors of The Antioch Review, American Quarterly, College English, English Journal and English Literary History for permission to use material which appeared originally in those publications.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Acknowledgments 7
  • Contents 9
  • Prologue 13
  • Chapter I - Background 23
  • Chapter II - The Attack on The Sentimental 43
  • Chapter III - Towards a Philosophy Of Literary Realism 88
  • Chapter IV - Critical Realism 170
  • Chapter V - Naturalism And Introspection 225
  • Epilogue 265
  • Notes 277
  • Index 299
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