Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells by Michael Anesko

Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells

byMichael AneskoAs told byHenry James

Hardcover | May 1, 1997

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In this unique and long-awaited volume, Michael Anesko documents the literary cross-fertilization between Henry James and William Dean Howells, collecting 151 letters, nearly all the extant correspondence between the two men, as well as the most significant critical commentary James wroteon Howells and Howells wrote on James. Scholars have long recognized the peculiar importance of the relationship between these two exponents of realistic fiction--their mutual respect and occasional animosity. But the record of their affinities and substantial differences has never before been so amply and compellingly established.Containing dozens of previously unpublished letters by James, and featuring a detailed biographical chronology as well as extensive interpretive commentaries that meticulously chart the development of this remarkable literary friendship, Letters, Fictions, Lives, edited to the highest standards ofscholarly excellence, will prove an invaluable resource for scholars and students of James and Howells, and will hold great interest for dedicated readers of their fiction and for those studying epistolary issues and literary influence between contemporaries.

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Michael Anesko is at Pennsylvania State University.
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Title:Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean HowellsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 1.5 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195061195

ISBN - 13:9780195061192

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"Anesko had done more than anyone thus far to draw Howells from the shadow that James himself, in direct and subtle ways, helped to cast over Howells and that later critics have perpetuated...A Fascinating history...Applaud the publication of Anesko's invaluable work." Journal of English andGermanic Philology