Author:William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells
(1837–1920)
American novelist, poet, critic, dramatist and essayist; pen name: W. D. Howells; son of William Cooper Howells
William Dean Howells

WorksEdit

The following list of works and their categorisation is derived from the bibliography in William Dean Howells: A Critical Study (1922), by Delmar Gross Cooke. {{ext scan link|https://archive.org/details/cu31924022259190)) All works listed are available on Internet Archive.

NovelsEdit

  • Their Wedding Journey (1872)
  • A Chance Acquaintance (1873) (external scan)
  • A Foregone Conclusion (1875) (external scan)
  • The Lady of the Aroostook (1879) (external scan)
  • The Undiscovered Country (1880)
  • Dr. Breen's practice, a novel (1881)
  • A Modern Instance (1882)
  • A Woman's Reason; a novel (1883)
  • The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885)
  • Indian Summer (1886)
  • The Minister's Charge, or The Apprenticeship of Lemuel Barker (1887)
  • April Hopes (1888)
  • Annie Kilburn; a novel (1888)
  • A Hazard of New Fortunes; a novel (1889)
  • The Shadow of a Dream; a story (1890)
  • An Imperative Duty; a novel (1891)
  • The Quality of Mercy; a novel (1892)
  • The Coast of Bohemia; a novel (1893)
  • The World of Chance; a novel (1893)
  • A Traveler from Altruria (1894)
  • The Day of their Wedding; a novel (1896)
  • The Landlord at Lion's Head (1897)
  • An Open-Eyed Conspiracy; an Idyl of Saratoga (1897)
  • The Story of a Play; a novel (1898)
  • Ragged Lady; a novel (1899)
  • Their Silver Wedding Journey (1899), in 2 vols.
  • The Kentons; a novel (1902)
  • Letters Home (1903)
  • The Son of Royal Langbrith (1904)
  • Miss Bellard's Inspiration; a novel (1905)
  • Through the Eye of a Needle; a romance (1907)
  • Fennel and Rue; a novel (1908)
  • New Leaf Mills: a Chronicle (1913)
  • The Leatherwood God(1916)
  • The Vacation of the Kelwyns; an idyl of the middle eighteen-seventies (1920)
  • Mrs. Farrell, a novel (1921)

PlaysEdit

  • The Parlor Car: a farce (1876)
  • Out of the Question: a comedy (1877)
  • A Counterfeit Presentment; comedy (1877)
  • The Sleeping Car, a farce (1883)
  • The Register; a farce (1884)
  • The Elevator; a farce (1885)
  • The Garroters; a farce (1886)
  • A Sea-Change, or Love's Stowaway; a lyricated farce (1888)
  • The Mousetrap, and other farces (1889)
  • The Sleeping Car, and other farces (1890)
  • The Albany Depot; a farce (1891)
  • A Letter of Introduction; a farce (1892)
  • The Unexpected Guests; a farce (1893)
  • Evening Dress; a farce (1893)
  • A Likely Story (1894)
  • Five O'Clock Tea; a farce (1894)
  • A Previous Engagement; comedy (1897)
  • Room Forty-Five; a farce (1900)
  • Bride Roses; a scene (1900)
  • An Indian Giver; a comedy (1900)
  • The Smoking Car; a farce (1900)
  • Parting Friends: A Farce (1911)

CriticismEdit

  • Modern Italian Poets: Essays and Versions (1887)
  • Criticism and Fiction (1891)
  • My Literary Passions (1895)
  • Literary Friends and Acquaintance: a Personal Retrospect of American Authorship (1900)
  • Heroines of Fiction (1901), in 2 vols.
  • Literature and Life: studies (1902)
  • My Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Criticisms (1910)
  • Imaginary Interviews (1910)

Travel writingEdit

  • Venetian Life (1866)
  • Italian Journeys (1867)
  • Three Villages (1884)
  • Tuscan Cities (1886)
  • A Little Swiss Sojourn (1892)
  • The Niagara Book (1893), with Samuel Langhorne Clemens and others
  • London Films (1905)
  • Certain Delightful English Towns; with Glimpses of the Pleasant Country Between (1906)
  • Roman Holidays and others (1908)
  • Seven English Cities (1909)
  • Familiar Spanish Travels (1913)
  • The Seen and Unseen at Stratford-on-Avon: a Fantasy (1914)
  • Hither and Thither in Germany (1920)

Sketches and storiesEdit

  • Suburban Sketches (1871)
  • A Day's Pleasure and Other Sketches (1876)
  • A Fearful Responsibility, and Other Stories (1881)
  • Buying a Horse (1881)
  • Christmas Every Day and other stories told for Children (1892)
  • A Parting and a Meeting; a story (1896)
  • Doorstep Acquaintance, and Other Sketches (1900)
  • A Pair of Patient Lovers (1901)
  • The Flight of Pony Baker; a Boy's Town story (1902)
  • Questionable Shapes (1903)
  • Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907)
  • The Daughter of the Storage and Other Things in Prose and Verse (1916)

PoetryEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Lives and speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (1860), co-authored with John Lord Hayes [Howells wrote the life of Lincoln]
  • A Little Girl among the Old Masters (1884)
  • Stories of Ohio (1897)
  • The Howells Story Book (1900)
  • Mulberries in Pay's Garden (1907)
  • Boy Life (1909)

Autobiographical interestEdit

  • A Boy's Town (1890)
  • My Year in a Log Cabin (1893)
  • "Introduction" to Recollections of Life in Ohio. 1813-1840 (1895), by William Cooper Howells
  • Impressions and Experiences (1896)
  • Years of My Youth (1916)

Contributions to others' worksEdit

Works from magazinesEdit

Howells contributed many articles to newspapers and periodicals in his earlier career as a journalist, as well as many thereafter. No attempt has been made to list them. A selection of the more significant ones is included in the bibliography referred to above.

Works about HowellsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. See also "A Traveller from Altruria", a poem also by Mrs. Coates (published as "The Singer" in Poems Vol. II) based on Howells' novel.


 

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1925.


The author died in 1920, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.