The Complete Travel Books of William Dean Howells: Travel Memoirs & Reports from Traveling Across Europe (Illustrated): Venetian Life, Italian Journeys, Roman Holidays and Others, Suburban Sketches, Familiar Spanish Travels, A Little Swiss Sojourn, London

The Complete Travel Books of William Dean Howells: Travel Memoirs & Reports from Traveling Across Europe (Illustrated): Venetian Life, Italian Journeys, Roman Holidays and Others, Suburban Sketches, Familiar Spanish Travels, A Little Swiss Sojourn, London

by William Dean Howells, Edmund H. Garrett

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Travel Books of William Dean Howells: Travel Memoirs & Reports from Traveling Across Europe (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Extract: "Nothing can be fairer to the eye than these "summer isles of Eden" lying all about Venice, far and near. The water forever trembles and changes, with every change of light, from one rainbow glory to another, as with the restless hues of an opal; and even when the splendid tides recede, and go down with the sea, they leave a heritage of beauty to the empurpled mud of the shallows, all strewn with green, disheveled sea-weed. The lagoons have almost as wide a bound as your vision." William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction. After short campaign in Republican administration, Howells was appointed a consul in Venice in 1861. He remained in Italy for 4 years and during this time he wrote travel sketches and reports describing life in town and country. Later on, he came back to Europe, which resulted in few more travel books to his name. Table of Contents: Venetian Life Italian Journeys Roman Holidays and Others Suburban Sketches Familiar Spanish Travels A Little Swiss Sojourn London Films Seven English Cities

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ISBN-13: 9788026848899
Publisher: e-artnow
Publication date: 12/19/2015
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Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1120
File size: 6 MB

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