Biography: An American Realist from Ohio, William Dean Howells worked with authors like Mark Twain and Henry James, wrote a campaign biography for Abraham Lincoln, and travelled to Italy and New England, all the while producing hundreds of poems, articles and novels. His best-known works include realistic fiction like A Modern Instance (1881) and The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885).

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  1. Indian Summer
    Indian Summer

    by William Dean Howells

    Indian Summer
    by William Dean Howells

    Rating: 2.5/5 (118 votes cast)

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    Theodore Colville returns to Florence, the city of his heartbreak twenty years earlier. Now a middle-aged man, he encounters former flame Lina Bowen, her daughter Effie and their friend, the young and beautiful Imogene Graham, who develops a crush on him. Which way will he turn?

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  2. Annie Kilburn
    Annie Kilburn

    by William Dean Howells

    Annie Kilburn
    by William Dean Howells

    Rating: 2.4/5 (163 votes cast)

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    Returning from Italy to Massachusetts in the late 1800s, Annie Kilburn takes on the social causes of her time in this American Realist novel. As she works on the behalf of sick children, she ultimately becomes emotionally attached to her charges, as well as the Unitarian minister who advises her.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Inspirational Romance

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