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7 best short stories by William Dean Howells - cover

7 best short stories by William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells, August Nemo

Publisher: Tacet Books

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Summary

Considered "The Dean of American Letters," Willian Dean Howells has broad range of works appealing to young and old. His writing style favored naturalism, in which he related his characters' observations in a seemingly casual and endearing manner by embracing their imperfections. In these seven short stories selected by the critic August Nemo you will know a little more of this important American author.Christmas Every Day The Pumpkin-GloryButterflyflutterby and FlutterbybutterflyCity and Country in the Fall, A Long-distance EclogueA Case Of Metaphantasmia An ExperienceA Pair Of Patient Lovers

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